The final piece of the New England Patriots’ dynasty that dominated the majority of the 2000s is gone.
The franchise and legendary head coach Bill Belichick are expected to mutually part ways after a run that spanned 24 seasons, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Mike Reiss report.
Both sides are reportedly at ease with the decision, which ends speculation that the Patriots could try to trade Belichick to another team for compensation.
Belichick took the Patriots to unprecedented heights alongside former quarterback Tom Brady, winning six Super Bowls and 30 playoff games.
New England amassed a 266-121 regular-season record and captured 17 AFC East titles with Belichick at the helm, including a run of 11 straight from 2009 to 2019, the longest such streak in NFL history.
However, Belichick finished with a 4-13 record in 2023, his worst year as a head coach.
The 71-year-old is 15 wins away from breaking Don Shula’s NFL record of 347 victories as a head coach. Belichick reportedly wants to continue coaching.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Belichick are scheduled to address the media at noon ET on Thursday.