Chiefs’ Travis Kelce voices concern over Bill Belichick joining AFC West: “Get the f*** out of here”

Coached by Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots are enduring their most challenging season since 2000, resulting in their exclusion from the playoff race. Belichick’s difficulties parallel those faced by Brandon Staley, leading to his dismissal from the Los Angeles Chargers.

While Belichick faces criticism for the team’s lackluster performance, reports hint at a possible move to the Chargers. Nevertheless, the star-tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs appears discontent with the idea of Belichick leaving New England.

Travis Kelce doesn’t want Belichick in AFC West

In the latest episode of the “New Heights” podcast, the Chiefs’ star tight end, Travis Kelce, didn’t hold back when discussing the potential arrival of Bill Belichick as the next head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.  In the event that the renowned coach decides to explore new opportunities, Kelce strongly wishes he chose a destination other than the Los Angeles Chargers, given that both the Chargers and Chiefs compete in the AFC West.

“Can we get like a young, never heard-of college coach? I don’t want a f—ing good coach to come in the f—ing my division, dude. Get the f–k out of here. I hope they f—ing hire some jabroni, man,” he said.

On the other side of the spectrum, Eagles center Jason Kelce displayed no surprise at Belichick’s potential link to the Chargers. In fact, he believes that every team with a coaching vacancy should consider the six-time Super Bowl champion as the frontrunner.

Though Kelce doesn’t want the 71-year-old as the Chargers’ head coach, he holds profound respect for Bill Belichick. The Chief’s tight end previously conveyed his frustration regarding rumors surrounding Belichick.

After the Chiefs’ triumph over the Patriots, Kelce described facing off against Belichick as an annual challenge, considering it the toughest job in the NFL. 

The recent firing of Brandon Staley following an embarrassing loss to the Las Vegas Raiders has fueled speculation about the strained relationship between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Belichick. With ongoing rumors about Belichick’s potential departure after a challenging season, insiders hint at the Chargers as the likely destination for the coaching maestro.

While Belichick undeniably brings a proven track record and a winning mentality to the Chargers, there’s uncertainty about whether the franchise, despite seeking success, is inclined to hire another defensive-minded coach.

Robert Kraft may spark bidding war for Bill Belichick

Amid the swirling rumors of a potential departure of Bill Belichick from the Patriots, owner Robert Kraft seems to be playing a strategic game that could redefine the team’s scenario. After witnessing GOAT Tom Brady depart without yielding any compensation, the Pats owner appears determined not to repeat the same mistake with Belichick.

As reported by Patriots insider Tom E. Curran on NBC Boston, Kraft might seal a bidding war among teams in need of a coach to secure valuable compensation for the departure of his prolonged head coach. Curran’s insights suggest that delaying the decision to hire a new coach could be a tactical move.

By initiating a bidding war, the Patriots could maximize their return for Belichick to ensure they don’t relinquish a prized asset without reaping its true value. However, Curran thinks the timing of this strategy becomes critical, as waiting too long could potentially hamper the incoming regime’s preparations for the 2024 season.

“That’s three weeks less that the new coach has to prepare the team. Three weeks less that there is a personnel department with a clearly defined vision for 2024″, he said.

The stakes are high, especially considering the Pats possess the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft. Balancing the need for compensation against the imperative of setting up a new coaching era for success in 2024 demands a delicate balance.

Meanwhile, recent reports by NFL Media’s Ian Rapaport say Kraft hasn’t reached a definitive conclusion regarding Belichick’s fate. The Pats owner’s recent appearances on ESPN’s College GameDay and the Pat McAfee show teased insights into the six-time Super Bowl champion HC’s future plans.

Whether to let go of Belichick or retain him for the 2024 season now remains a huge question mark for the team, but what do you think? Should he stay or should he go? Make sure to let us know in the comments section.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.

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