Bill Belichick reportedly signed extension with Patriots despite disappointing season start

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took on a huge a mission after his team finished the regular season with an 8-9 record, but the team was optimistic about their prospects for a productive season. He seemingly was not much aware of the Tom Brady-less Patriots, which soon made him realize that the team was in the headlines for back-to-back losses.

The losing streak disappointed the team’s owner, Robert Kraft, who was the Patriots season ticket holder before owning the team. Yet amid the controversial coaching period of Belichick, Kraft chose to stand by the head coach, confirming a lengthy tenure for him.

Patriots extend contract for legendary HC

Bill Belichick recently achieved a significant milestone, becoming just the third head coach in NFL history to reach 300 regular-season victories. He now stands alongside the legendary George Halas, who had 318 wins, and Don Shula, who holds the record with 328 wins. Even before reaching this milestone, Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, had already demonstrated his unwavering trust in Belichick. This trust was exemplified when Kraft quietly extended Belichick’s contract during the offseason.

The contract extension was highly anticipated, expected to make headlines, but the 71-year-old head coach and general manager of the Patriots inconspicuously signed a substantial multi-year contract renewal. The news of this extension was revealed by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on NFL GameDay Morning, though he did not provide any specific details about the transaction

“His contract [is] one of the most closely held secrets in New England. That said, I think it’s fair to say there was some, at least, uncertainty or intrigue surrounding him. Now, contractually, he is locked up long-term.”

Perhaps this arrangement will allay the fears of the Athletic reporter as he feels that following the Patriots’ string of defeats, even Belichick’s impressive resume will not be enough to keep him on the team.

New England Patriots sitting at 2-5 through their first seven games

Since the start of the season, the Patriots have not appeared to be the same team that Brady left. The offense has struggled in nearly every game, and the team’s quarterback, Mac Jones, has found himself in a tough situation.

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Belichick lost trust in Jones and benched him for two consecutive games. Due to Belichick’s strong defensive scheme, the team only managed to secure one victory in their first six games of the season.

After experiencing a record-breaking 39-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and finishing scoreless against the New Orleans Saints that garnered attention of Donald Trump, the Patriots team finally came out with a win. The win added another victory to their scoreboard, bringing their record to 2-5 after their first seven games. However, to secure this win, they had to overcome three consecutive losses following their initial victory of the season against the Aaron Rodgers-less New York Jets.

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Meanwhile, their Week 7 win not only came out with a blessing for the team’s head coach but also served as hope for the team in their upcoming battle due to Jones’ bounce-back performance.

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