Steve Belichick Reveals Where His Legendary Father Bill Belichick Will End Up in 2024

While appearing on Chris Long's podcast, Steve Belichick offered his thoughts on what Bill Belichick might do in 2024 without a coaching job.

All signs point toward Bill Belichick not being on an NFL sideline in 2024. But the New England Patriots legend still could be a key part of NFL game days.

Belichick, who split with the Patriots last month, remains without a new job. However, in a recent podcast appearance, Belichick’s son, Steve Belichick, offered insight into his dad’s plans for next season.

Steve Belichick Hints at Bill Belichick’s Post-Patriots Plans

Following his New England departure, multiple reports indicated Bill Belichick could land with the Atlanta Falcons. But after Atlanta hired Raheem Morris as its new head coach, Belichick’s remaining coaching options quickly dried up.

The future Hall of Famer reportedly will be a top coaching candidate in 2025, but in the meantime, he’ll need to do something else. That next venture could be stepping into the broadcasting world.

In January, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that Belichick could pursue a job in TV. And Steve, Belichick’s oldest son, painted a similar picture during the latest episode of Chris Long’s Green Light podcast.

“Yeah, I think he’s good,” Belichick said when asked about his father’s mindset after not getting hired. “Let this stuff roll off your back and move forward. He doesn’t dwell — unless we lost a game and he needs to get on some guys.

“But, you know, eventually gotta turn the page. Honestly, I wasn’t too involved in any of that stuff. He did his thing; I did my thing — and that was kind of that. He’s definitely pursuing some other stuff, whether it’s TV…”

Steve recently was hired as the new defensive coordinator at the University of Washington. He said his father could spend his time watching Huskies film — and, of course, hanging out in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

“I would say his hobbies would still be to critique football,” Steve Belichick said. “… I’m sure he’ll come out (to Washington) at some point to do some stuff. … Obviously, in Nantucket — whether it’s swimming, paddleboarding, biking, all that type of stuff on the island — he does that stuff.

“Maybe have a couple cocktails.”

Bill Belichick Is No Stranger To Appearing on TV

Most fans assume Belichick’s infamously grumpy approach to news conferences mirrors his personality away from the podium. But the reality is he’s far more personable behind the scenes, with a surprisingly strong sense of humor.

Fans got a taste of the real Belichick when he delivered an Emmy-winning performance on NFL Network’s “NFL 100 All-Time Team” series in 2019. And they got another taste in December when Belichick appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast before the Army-Navy game at Gillette Stadium.

“I was happy that people at least saw a better side of him that not a lot of people see,” Steve said on Long’s podcast.

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Whether Belichick eventually joins a top network’s NFL broadcast remains to be seen. But if he does so with intentions of being himself, he could be one of the best in the business.

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