There’s no way Bill Belichick would actually do this, but if you’re looking for the team he could leave the Patriots for, the best option is the Indianapolis Colts.
Think about this: He’d be leaving a great owner (Bob Kraft) for one of the craziest in the NFL (Jim Irsay); he’d be leaving the best QB in NFL history for one who – before three straight years of injuries – started his career on track to be an all-time great.
Bill Belichick-to-the-Colts would be such a tremendous storyline on multiple levels. The guy who prevented Peyton Manning from getting to the Super Bowl multiple times … now goes to the franchise Manning built!
Belichick has worked magic with a 6th round pick from Michigan. What’s he going to do with Andrew Luck, one of the most gifted QBs to enter the league in years?
Also, deflategate. I mean, come on, this is too perfect!
If Belichick did want to leave the Patriots after this season, to prove he can win without Tom Brady, the 65-year old Belichick would immediately have many suitors. The Giants make sense. I mentioned them on December 24th in this interview with Greg Bedard when the Brady/Belichick story started to bubble up.
Would Jerry Jones, another crazy owner, kick Jason Garrett to the curb in a heartbeat if he could land Belichick? Well if he wants to win, yes.
All this drama sets up a tremendous postseason: The Patriots are going to go boom or bust in January, and then after that, who knows what the future holds for the greatest QB/coach tandem in NFL history.