It’s finally happening: Coach Belichick and the Patriots are parting ways. Let’s revisit Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl wins in New England.
But first, let’s take a look at some numbers that likely won’t ever be matched by another coach-team tandem in the National Football League. 24 years as Patriots head coach. 9 Super Bowl appearances. 6 Super Bowl victories. A 266-121 regular season record. A 30-12 postseason record. And let’s not forget: at 302 total regular season wins, Bill is only 26 wins behind Don Shula’s 328 win record.
Of course, Belichick’s time in New England wasn’t without controversy. There was Spygate in 2007, where the Patriots videotaped a road game against the New York Jets from an unapproved location and were disciplined; Bill was hit with a $500,000 fine. And who could forget the Deflategate debacle in 2015. But Patriots fans don’t put that on Bill or Brady. That was all Roger Goodell, right? Right.
Looking Back at Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl Wins With the Patriots
Belichick’s almost-quarter-century run in New England yielded some iconic moments off the field, too. “We’re on to Cincinnati” comes to mind. And his infamous orange-juice-drinking pic went on to become the Twitter avatar for tens of thousands of anonymous Patriots fans who built their entire identity around Bill, Brady, and the Patriots success. What will those fans do now? Who’s to say?
We can say this, though: in their 64-year history, the New England Patriots franchise has won six Super Bowls. And Bill Belichick was the coach for all six. If that’s not GOATed status, I don’t know what is. So let’s take a look back and savor each one of those six Super Bowl wins as we bid a fond adieu to Coach Belichick and anxiously await what the future holds for the New England Patriots, their coaches, the players, and the fans.