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Steve Belichick Set to Depart New England Patriots for Defensive Coordinator Role at University of Washington

After the recent departure of long-time head coach Bill Belichick from the New England Patriots, it seems that his son, Steve Belichick, the team’s de facto co-defensive coordinator, is also set to leave. The prevailing expectation is that Steve Belichick will assume the role of defensive coordinator at the University of Washington.

The 36-year-old recently interviewed for the vacant position on the coaching staff under new Washington head coach Jedd Fisch. The news of Belichick’s anticipated departure was first reported by Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports.

Steve Belichick has spent his entire coaching career under his father’s guidance in New England. Starting as a defensive assistant in 2012, he climbed the ranks and became the safeties coach in 2016. By 2019, he took charge of the entire secondary and later transitioned to linebackers coach. Despite maintaining a position coaching role, his responsibilities in the defensive strategy expanded significantly over the years.

In recent seasons, Belichick shared leadership of the defensive unit with fellow linebackers coach Jerod Mayo. Although they jointly oversaw the unit, Belichick took on the responsibility of calling plays on game days.

There was speculation that Steve Belichick might stay with the Patriots organization, especially after Mayo was promoted to head coach following the mutual parting of ways between Bill Belichick and the Patriots. The appointment of DeMarcus Covington as the new defensive coordinator led to the possibility of Belichick being named assistant head coach.

However, Steve Belichick remained open to other opportunities. Former Patriots assistant coach Jedd Fisch seems to have presented such an opportunity by bringing him on board to officially coordinate a defense for the first time in his coaching career.

If Steve Belichick does leave the Patriots, he will be the third assistant coach to bid farewell to the team this offseason. Offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien departed for a position at Ohio State, and special teams assistant Joe Houston joined the University of Florida.

Yachiga Tavershima
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