Time to go
Because there is some uncertainty to Belichick’s status, why can’t New York Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch go big? Surely New England owner Robert Kraft has the financial means to match any financial deal his coach would get from the G-Men. What he can’t match is Big Blue’s history of which Belichick is part of.
Pats quarterback Tom Brady is a free agent after the Super Bowl. There is no guarantee that he returns or if he wants to. Also, New England may not want him back after a season that clearly showed Brady is human and slowing down at the age of 42.
It’s a no-win situation for all parties involved. If Brady walks, there will be hell to pay with the fans. If the QB comes back it will be difficult to win a championship with him, due to his declining skills. Either way, nothing happens without Belichick’s approval and whichever move he makes has a good chance to blowback on him.
There are other factors as well. Aside from Brady, other key players are slated to be free agents when the league calendar rolls over on March 18. Among them are safety Devin McCourty, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, linebacker Jamie Collins, and guard Joe Thuney. Then Belichick’s right-hand man in the front office, Player Personnel Director Nick Caserio, is being courted by several teams as a general manager, and he is likely to head off. That’s why now is a great time for Belichick to walk away from the Pats.