Sorry New York Giants fans but New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t going to coach the New York Giants, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
After an ESPN report by Seth Wickersham detailed the friction between New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady, and owner Robert Kraft, it looks like Belichick wants out of New England so that he can coach the New York Giants.
“First of all, if we are going to talk about Bill Belichick to the New York Giants, he has time left on his contract,” he said on ESPN. “You think Robert Kraft is just going to let him out? And you think if Bill Belichick wants to quit, they are just going to let him go to the Giants? And do you think Bill Belichick at his age right now wants to go take over a start-over, rebuilding job? And do you think he wants to take over a team where has a new GM that he hasn’t worked with? And do you think he wants to take over a situation where there’s not a quarterback? I am sure the 49ers before they traded for Jimmy Garoppolo wanted Aaron Rodgers to come back home, or Tom Brady to come back home. I am sure there are many situations like that. They [Giants fans] can dream. They can dream.”
“I think in this league anything is always possible,” Schefter added during an appearance on WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan radio show. “I think it is hard to envision life in New England without Bill Belichick as the head coach there. Yeah, that is hard to imagine. When you read this and the great work that Seth did, you come away with the idea that anything is possible. Anything is possible. … My guess would be that he’s back. I would guess that he’s back. He’s a football coach. He is a coach and he loves that.”
Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported on Friday that Belichick sees an opportunity to coach the Giants, which is something that he has always wanted to do.
“I’m sure Bill knows this is his last chance to be the Giants coach,” Myers’ source said. “The Giants are the only place he wants to be. He wants to be the Giants coach. I know that for a fact. That would be pretty cool. My guess is if he wants out, the Giants already know. He would be great with Gettleman. Bill is a football guy. Gettleman is a football guy.”
It goes without saying that Belichick would be a good choice to coach the Giants, as he spent 12 years as a coach with the team, winning two Super Bowls in the process. But I agree with Schefter—he’s staying in New England. Kraft isn’t going to let him leave.