Bill Belichick, the seasoned head coach of the New England Patriots, appears to have reached his limit when it comes to fielding questions about his future. On a Monday morning, Belichick conveyed a straightforward message to both the media and the team’s owner, Robert Kraft, regarding inquiries concerning his ongoing role.
In no uncertain terms, Belichick directed the media to redirect any inquiries they may have to Mr. Kraft, underlining that he is the ultimate decision-maker in this regard. With characteristic brevity, Belichick stated, “I think any questions you have for Mr. Kraft, you should ask Mr. Kraft. . . . I mean, I don’t know. I don’t sit around and listen to talk radio and read stuff every day, so. I’m going to do what I do and prepare the team to get ready for Denver.”
Belichick’s declaration comes on the heels of another loss for the Patriots, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs, a disappointing result for the home team. With a season record of 3-11, the Patriots are currently positioned to secure a prominent selection in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.
Looking ahead, Belichick and the Patriots are scheduled to face off against the Broncos on Christmas Eve, a matchup that will undoubtedly draw attention as the team navigates a challenging season.