The legendary head coach and the team’s owner came to this agreement during a discussion earlier this week, as reported by ESPN. Sources close to the situation indicated that their conversation involved “no conflict, no disagreement.”
Belichick and Kraft’s partnership has been one of the most successful in sports history, thanks in part to star quarterback Tom Brady.
Together, they created what many consider to be the greatest dynasty in sports
Patriots’ fortunes have waned since Brady’s departure in 2020. Belichick, in particular, faced challenges, recording a 29-38 record over four seasons, including a career-worst 4-13 finish this past season.
The decision to part ways also comes at a time when the Patriots can potentially select a new franchise quarterback.
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According to reports, Belichick and Kraft had previously clashed over power and roster decisions, notably the succession plan after Brady, which did not go as planned with Mac Jones.
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