Bill Belichick has put together an incredible coaching career that has landed him on many NFL coaching Mt. Rushmores. Belichick has set the standard that the rest of the league abides by, as he has experienced unparalleled success in the last two decades with the New England Patriots. That has also garnered him plenty of relationships in the business that extends far beyond any NFL sideline. He has developed a unique bond with another coach that is nowhere near his coaching pedigree.
Bill Belichick’s illustrious coaching resume
Since arriving to the Patriots, Bill Belichick is the gold standard in the NFL for success over the years behind his tremendous success with the Patriots.
Belichick has put together a resume that speaks for itself as he has guided the franchise to unmatched prosperity. That includes the Patriots winning 17 AFC East division titles with 13 AFC Championship Game appearances, nine Super Bowl appearance, and six wins on that stage. He is currently the longest-tenured head coach who holds the all-time playoff record with 31 wins and ranks third with 261 regular-season victories.
That has all earned him the recognition as one of the greatest coaches in not only NFL history but also sports. He has also developed a strong relationship with another longtime coach.
Bill Belichick hanging out with Jason Garrett
Over the years, Bill Belichick has built strong relationships with many other coaches in the NFL.
Much of which has come through the sheer respect for what he has accomplished throughout his tenure in New England. However, he has developed an interesting kinship with former Dallas Cowboys head coach and New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.
Belichick’s affinity for Nantucket, Massachusetts, is well documented, and now that former Cowboys coach and current Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett spends time on the island, the two have once again broken bread with each other. That has continued this summer, which serves up a reminder of how football connects people in different ways. For those keeping track, it’s 76 seasons of professional football between them — Belichick enters his 46th year coaching in the NFL, while Garrett’s playing career spanned 1989-2004, and he has been coaching in the league since 2005.
Belichick’s friendship with Garrett dates several years as he praised the former Cowboys head coach over the years. The future Hall of Famer stated that he respected the job he did in Dallas and his years of experience as an NFL quarterback that spans over a decade. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the two share a strong relationship that goes well beyond the football field.
There is a plethora of football knowledge and experience the two have that has made their bond strong.
Patriots’ 2020 season outlook
If the 2020 season does commence as planned, the Patriots are heading into a campaign where there isn’t any certainty of how things will pan out.
It will mark the first time in two decades that the franchise will operate with Tom Brady on the roster. The Patriots are moving in an entirely new direction under center that could see Cam Newton be their starter by the start of Week 1. Second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham could also hold that spot depending on how things transpire.
That competition alone could play a significant factor in how the Patriots’ 2020 plays out. Despite that, New England is still the favorite to win the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills likely remaining their biggest challengers. Meanwhile, Garrett is heading into his first year the Giants’ offensive coordinator, where he will have the opportunity to work with promising talents in Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones.