What is the exit route from New England for Bill Belichick?
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Bill Belichick’s exit plan from the New England Patriots could be a trade to the Washington Commanders. On Thursday’s Felger and Mazz the guys react to the news and wonder if Bill Belichick to the Commanders would be a good fit.
Is a trade to Washington the exit route for Bill Belichick in New England?
Felger: It’s not just is Bill Belichick back or not? It’s the jockeying. It’s the leveraging. It’s the next chapter. That’s what fascinates me, the next chapter. Where is Belichick’s next chapter? And that, to me, is the story of the second half. I’m sorry, I can’t watch Oregon football or North Carolina. I’m not going to do it.
Mazz: Oh, you mean because of the quarterback?
Felger: I’m not going to do it. I’m not I’m sorry, i’m just not.
Mazz: Worry about that later.
Felger: I watch football on Sundays. I’m just not doing it. I’m sorry.
Jim Murray: I like the defiance.
Felger: I’m just not going to do it. I mean, if I’m sitting there at a bar and I got nothing else to do and I bet the thing…fine. But you know what I mean? It just doesn’t interest me watching college football on that level. I’m sorry, it doesn’t. I’ll get into in the spring. But this I can do. The contractual stuff, the leveraging stuff, the posturing, the rumors, so this I’m into and this, I think, is what it’s going to be. I mean,this is the dance that Belichick and Kraft are going to engage in before we get to the offseason and decisions are made and action is taken. So there we go. You heard it right there. Florio heard it over the weekend…..The exit route for Bill Belichick is a trade to the Washington Commanders. Your thoughts?
Mazz: I love the idea. Again, at least then the Patriots get something for him. So I take that. As long as he’s not here, I don’t care where he ends up. So the idea of doing it via trade, to me, is almost ideal. At least you get something for him at this stage of his career in particular, because if he’s going to be an asset, then you might as well get something for it. That’s sort of my feeling on it. It would make sense with the Commanders. I mean, listening to it, I start to wonder, did it have any implication at all on what the Commanders did at the deadline?
Mazz: Right? So like I immediately draw that connection.
Felger: Clearing the decks for the next guy.
Felger: And if anyone would want a clean slate financially, it’s Belichick. You know, again, given the way he manages money, he wouldn’t want to be handed any contracts.
Mazz: No! It makes all the sense in the world. So we have we were asking the question, who’s running the Patriots deadline? And the question is, who’s running Washington’s? That might have been Belichick chirping in there for all we know if you really let your imagination run wild. So I like it. I like the idea. I’m all for it. I hope it’s absolutely in play.
Jim Murray: I’m for anything that, you know, blows this up and we start anew with a new coach and new quarterback. But that’s, you know, a different conversation with the quarterback. So, while I think the game has started to pass him by or has passed him by, you know, his name still rings out, it has cache. So if you’re one of these teams with a new owner, who is a Josh Harris with the Commanders, that still puts asses in seats, kind of like how, you know, it’s different. But, you know, when the Patriots signed Parcells that was like a “holy crap” moment. For Washington with a new owner, you get Belichick? That’s going to be a “holy crap” moment for that fanbase.