New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is arguably the best coach in the history of the NFL, and he’s got six Super Bowl titles with the franchise to prove it.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Belichick won two titles before even getting the job in New England, winning a couple of Vince Lombardi trophies as the defensive coordinator under Bill Parcells with the New York Giants.
Although Belichick has been extremely successful during his coaching career, with eight titles to his credit, the same can’t be said for his coaching tree, as a lot of his assistants have gone on to become head coaches and haven’t been able to replicate the success of when they were in New England.
Last year, Josh McDaniels, longtime offensive coordinator of the Patriots, chose to leave New England to become the new head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Initially, it looked like a solid move for the team and McDaniels, but it has been somewhat of a disaster and has recently drawn criticism from former star running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the aftermath of Josh Jacobs not getting a deal done in Las Vegas.
The patriot way never works if bill is not running it!!!! https://t.co/gZo0bB96vO
— Maurice Jones-Drew (@MJD) July 18, 2023
After a stellar season with the Raiders last year, Jacobs was eligible to sign a long-term deal with the Raiders, and most believed he would get it as he proved he’s arguably the best back in the league right now.
Unfortunately, the Raiders had other ideas, with the team refusing to agree to Jacobs’ terms on Monday, resulting in him having to play on a franchise tag next season if he doesn’t sit out the year.
This move was quite a head-scratcher with Jacobs proving his worth and being the entire offense outside of Davante Adams last year, but it’s the trend with running backs, as Saquon Barkley and Tony Pollard also couldn’t get a deal done this week.NEXT: NFL Insider Details How Josh Jacobs Spent The Day Of Contract Deadline