February 22, 2024

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have agreed to rent Jerod Mayo to succeed Invoice Belichick as their subsequent head coach, in accordance with an individual accustomed to the state of affairs.

Particulars have been nonetheless being labored out on Friday, in accordance with the particular person, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of the workforce hasn’t introduced the choice. Mayo performed eight NFL seasons and gained a Tremendous Bowl ring with the Patriots through the 2014 season.

Mayo’s rent comes a day after Belichick agreed to half methods with the Patriots after a 24-year run that included six Tremendous Bowl wins.

Mayo instantly rose to the highest of the listing as viable Belichick successors for the reason that Patriots took the distinctive step of saying they have been giving the assistant a long-term extension final offseason. Mayo, together with Belichick’s son and fellow linebackers coach Steve Belichick, dealt with the play calling duties for the Patriots protection over the previous two seasons.

Although it’s unclear what the phrases of Mayo’s deal previous to final season entailed, it got here after the 37-year-old interviewed for a number of head teaching jobs in Philadelphia and Carolina every of the previous two years.