NFL Rumors: Cowboys, Commanders Are 'Most Connected' to Patriots' Bill Belichick

According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders are the teams that are most closely associated with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Breer explained on The Rich Eisen Show that Washington would make sense because a new owner like Josh Harris often looks to hire an experienced head coach in order to establish immediate credibility. On the other hand, Dallas sees hiring Belichick as the fastest way to attain the coveted sixth Super Bowl title.

These two teams, alongside the Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears, were also mentioned by Peter King of NBC Sports as potential landing spots for the 71-year-old coach. King speculated that a poor finish to the regular season and a quick playoff exit could cost the Cowboys' current head coach, Mike McCarthy, his job.

It appears increasingly likely that the Patriots will have a new head coach in 2024. New England has one of the worst records in the NFL and will likely need to find a new quarterback in the offseason. Mac Jones, the current quarterback, has been regressing and reportedly lost the confidence of the majority of the locker room, according to Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald.

Considering his age, Belichick may not be inclined to sign on for another rebuilding process, and the Patriots themselves may have reservations about his suitability for that role, especially after four years without a playoff victory since Tom Brady's departure. Dianna Russini of The Athletic reported that there is a belief that the Patriots and Belichick are heading towards a mutual agreement to part ways at the end of the season.

Being one of the greatest coaches in NFL history certainly has its advantages. If Belichick were to become a free agent, he would likely have his pick of available coaching jobs.