There will be a Belichick on the Patriots’ staff next season.
Brian Belichick — the son of legendary coach Bill Belichick, who parted ways with the Patriots last month after 24 seasons — will remain with the team, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Brian has been with the Patriots since 2016, when he served as a scouting assistant, before eventually taking on the role of safeties coach in 2020.
ESPN reported that Brian “could fill” that position as part of new head coach Jerod Mayo’s staff.
Mayo, a former Patriots linebacker-turned-coach of the position, was named Belichick’s successor in late January.
The 37-year-old Mayo was part of Belichick’s championship roster in 2014, when the Patriots defeated the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.
Though Brian is staying in New England, his brother, former outside linebackers coach Steve Belichick, is moving on.
He was named the defensive coordinator of the Washington Huskies earlier this week.
There has been much change in New England following the conclusion of a dismal 4-13 season.
The elder Belichick, who coached the Patriots to six Super Bowl championships, announced in January that he would be moving on from the team.
“I’ll always be a Patriot,” Belichick said. “I look forward to coming back here, but at this time we are going to move on. I look forward to and am excited for the future, but always very, very appreciative of the opportunity, the support here.”
In the wake of his Patriots exit, the 71-year-old was heavily linked to the Falcons coaching vacancy following Arthur Smith’s firing in January after three seasons.
Despite two interviews, the Falcons passed on Belichick and hired former Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.
With Belichick surprisingly missing out on the head coaching carousel this year, it’s been speculated he could land a media gig.