After leaving the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick’s son, Steve, is also making a move. While the legendary NFL coach waits to find out his own fate, Stephen Belichick has reportedly agreed to take a job with the University of Washington as their new defensive coordinator.
Belichick ended his 23-year association with the Patriots in January after mutually agreeing to leave the franchise with six Super Bowl rings to his name. Despite the fact the 71-year-old coach has ended his tenure, his sons Steve and Brian were offered the opportunity to stay with New England in their roles as part of the Pats defensive coaching team.
However, it appears new coach Jerod Mayo will have some vacancies to fill after Steve accepted a job with the University of Washington, according to 247 Sports. The 36-year-old is set to become their new defensive coordinator, having previously worked with new Washington head coach Jedd Fisch in 2020 when he was the Patriots’ quarterbacks coach.
Fisch signed a seven-year deal with the Huskies last month after Kalen DeBoer left the program to become the new coach at Alabama. And he is overseeing a major overhaul to the staff at Washington to mark a new era.
It is not yet known where his younger brother, Brian, will end up after he reportedly turned down the chance to stay with the Patriots.
Many expected Steve to follow his father into a new job, but that did not materialize after reported interest from the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers failed to render a concrete offer. The only other realistic job on offer, with the Atlanta Falcons, will disappear when Raheem Morris is announced as their new coach.
It means that Belichick is currently unemployed as a result and facing heading into the new season without a job for the first time in 47 years. But that could soon change before September if the right opportunity comes along.
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