He won five World Series championships, the AL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, and several postseason accolades.
He had more than 3,000 hits and is a Hall of Famer.
In his path towards greatness, he made lots of fans, including some from unexpected latitudes.
“Bill Belichick was asked about his favorite shortstop. ‘It would be hard to put anybody ahead of Jeter,'” Talkin’ Yanks tweeted, quoting one of the NFL’s elite masterminds.
Bill Belichick was asked about his favorite shortstop
"It would be hard to put anybody ahead of Jeter." pic.twitter.com/t1O85BQmQg
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) October 31, 2022
Belichick’s praise is incredibly surprising because he is associated with the New England Patriots, a team based in the Greater Boston area.
The Boston Red Sox are the Yankees’ traditional rivals, and Jeter is a Yankees icon.
Greatness Is Greatness
Still, greatness knows no limits or teams.
Those who are truly great have fans everywhere, no matter the team or if there is a rivalry involved.
Jeter earned that status on the field with his incredible play: he hit .310/.377/.440 with 3,465 hits, 260 home runs, 1,923 runs scored, 1,311 RBI, and 358 stolen bases.
He was a true winner on the field, just like Belichick on the sidelines as the Patriots head coach.
Belichick has won a total of six rings, all with the Patriots, and lost three additional Super Bowls.
He is one of the best head coaches in NFL history, and a Boston legend because of all the success he has brought to the city and the area since taken over in 2000.
It’s nice to know he has Jeter as one of his favorite shortstops, and we are sure Jeter wouldn’t have a problem in recognizing that Belichick is one of the best head coaches in the history of the National Football League if asked.
Greatness should be recognized at all times, no matter the circumstances.