- The Falcons also interviewed former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel
- League circles have questioned Belichick’s lack of success without Tom Brady
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Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick does not want his next coaching job to be in a major media market, according to NBC’s Mike Florio.
The 71-year-old – a six-time Super Bowl winner – is currently looking for a new team after leaving the Patriots earlier this month.
Following his departure from New England, Belichick has been interviewed twice by the Atlanta Falcons.
But, despite the legendary reputation he’s built, Belichick has yet to interview for any of the other job openings around the NFL.
Several of the head coaching vacancies during this year’s coaching carousel have already been filled, the latest being Jim Harbaugh going to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Bill Belichick reportedly does not want to coach his next team in a large media market
Belichick has interviewed with Arthur Blank twice for the Falcons job, but no other team
But it’s claimed Belichick only wants a new job if it’s with a team that doesn’t attract huge media attention.
That would obviously rule himself out of a number of positions across the league.
It’s claimed he wants to coach a team covered by a smaller number of reporters, therefore limiting the amount of information exiting the facility.
Alongside Belichick’s hope to avoid increased media attention, Florio noted two other popular theories floating around NFL circles for the lack of interest in the coach’s services.
One such theory has revolved around the potential issue of Belichick not wanting to have control of the team’s personnel department in a similar fashion to the way he was the head honcho in New England.
The Falcons also announced an interview with former Titans head coach Mike Vrabel
The other prevalent theory is a fear that fans – or even executives – would not be receptive to the fact that Belichick’s Patriots team struggled since Tom Brady left.
Throughout his career with the Patriots and Cleveland Browns, Belichick has proven to be a terrific defensive coach.
But it’s fair to question whether or not he was carried to his legendary status by Brady.
The Falcons also announced that they interviewed former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel.