May 26, 2024

With ongoing reports and speculations surrounding Bill Belichick’s future as the head coach of the Patriots, team owner Robert Kraft has chosen not to comment on the situation. In contrast, Jets head coach Woody Johnson took a different approach, informing the New York Post on Sunday that both head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas would be retained in 2024 despite the team’s 6-9 record.

When questioned on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” about whether he would appreciate public support similar to that of the Jets or if he had received private assurance, Belichick, whose Patriots have a 4-11 record this season, responded, “I don’t really know anything about the Jets situation. (Going) to get ready for Buffalo here. Go back over the Denver game, make some corrections on that and talk about things we could have done better, things we need to build on, and then move on to Buffalo. That’s what I’m doing.”

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Despite leading the Patriots to a 26-23 victory over the Broncos on Sunday night, Belichick avoided addressing a follow-up question regarding Kraft’s absence of a public endorsement, stating, “Yeah, my job is to get the team ready to play every week, that’s what I do. That’s what I’m going to keep doing. That’s what I’ve always done.” The Patriots are scheduled to face the Bills in Week 17 and the Jets in Week 18, having slipped from the No. 2 slot to No. 4 in the 2024 NFL Draft following Sunday’s win over the Broncos.

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