NFL insider Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Speak considerably buried an fascinating piece of data in a Thursday replace he shared about Invoice Belichick seemingly inching closer towards changing into the subsequent head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
Florio talked about that there is “a perception in some league circles that each” the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles “expressed curiosity in Belichick, that Belichick didn’t reciprocate, and that these groups then determined to stay with their present coaches.”
Belichick had been linked in tales and rumors with the Cowboys and Eagles earlier than each NFC East groups suffered wild-card playoff defeats.
Cowboys proprietor and basic supervisor Jerry Jones considerably surprisingly confirmed this week he is sticking with Mike McCarthy as his head coach despite the fact that McCarthy has misplaced three of 4 playoff video games with the group for the reason that 2020 season. To his credit score, McCarthy’s Cowboys received 12 regular-season contests throughout every of the previous three campaigns.
As for the Eagles, workforce proprietor Jeffrey Lurie had not but publicly revealed the destiny of head coach Nick Sirianni as of Friday afternoon. Whereas Sirianni guided Philadelphia to Tremendous Bowl LVII, the place the membership fell to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs final February, the 2023 version of the Eagles went from 10-1 to 11-6 earlier than Philadelphia was thrashed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the tune of 32-9 on this previous Monday’s wild-card showdown.
“Though Belichick to Atlanta just isn’t carried out but, there’s buzz across the league that it’s shifting in that path,” Florio added. “As one league supply defined it, Belichick is believed to be carried out with ‘big-market media,’ making him extra inclined to go to a spot like Atlanta than Dallas or Philadelphia.”
Outsiders could by no means absolutely know the way critical, if in any respect, both the Cowboys or Eagles had been about doing enterprise with Belichick after he formally became available final week.
Nevertheless, Jones and/or Lurie could need to reply questions relating to the topic later this 12 months relying on how Dallas and Philadelphia carry out subsequent season.