Report: Bill Belichick Plans to Write Book on Unknown Topic After Patriots Exit

Adam WellsMarch 29, 2024

Foxborough, MA - January 11: New England Patriots former head coach Bill Belichick addressed the media at Gillette Stadium about his departure. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Bill Belichick wasn’t known for being a wizard with words in front of a microphone, but he may have been storing it all up to get out in written form now that he’s no longer coaching in the NFL.

Per The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand, the legendary former New England Patriots head coach is planning to write a book on a topic that is “not yet fully known.”

Even though Belichick parted ways with the Patriots in January, his 24-year tenure with the organization has been back in the spotlight this spring on the Apple TV documentary series The Dynasty.

There has been criticism aimed at the series for how Belichick has been portrayed, particularly in the sixth episode that focused a lot of Aaron Hernandez. Belichick was asked about the former Patriots tight end, but declined to provide any notable answers.

Director Matt Hamachek even appeared on the Eye on Foxboro podcast (h/t Karen Guregian of to defend the show’s use of Belichick:

“I think I had to ask him the question (in the Hernandez episode), I mean, mainly this all comes down to this question, you hear me ask him the question about Aaron coming to him, and telling him he fears for his safety, and all of this kind of stuff, and I felt like I needed to ask him the question. And, like everybody else, he was given the opportunity to respond to it. And I put his response in, the same way I put everyone else’s in.”

Several former Patriots players have spoken out against the show’s portrayal of Belichick. Devin McCourty and Rodney Harrison praised him for being instrumental in the team’s success, but felt the series only focused on the more-negative aspects of his tenure.

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Devin McCourty and Rodney Harrison on The Dynasty series.

Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater also came to the defense of their former head coach.

Marchand did note Belichick’s side of the equation in light of The Dynasty “would be of great interest,” but there’s also a possibility the book might be “about his views on leadership or a topic in that genre.”

Belichick spent 29 seasons as an NFL head coach between the Patriots and Cleveland Browns. He led New England to six titles in nine Super Bowl appearances from 2000 to ’23.

After back-to-back losing seasons, including a 4-13 record in 2023, Belichick and the Patriots agreed to a mutual parting of ways on Jan. 11. He is reportedly interested in returning to coaching in 2025 after not landing a job this offseason.

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