The Patriots announced their coaching lineup headed into the season, along with a few interesting changes. For the first time both of Bill Belichick’s sons will be position coaches. Bill Belichick is clearly grooming his sons to potentially take over the reigns in Foxborough in the distant future.
Steve Belichick, who is certainly being groomed to be a head coach someday, will be coaching outside linebackers this season after coaching safeties for the last four seasons, as well as the secondary in 2019. This will be a big test for Steve as he will be going from coaching a veteran group, to a very young outside linebacker core.. This will be his ninth season coaching in the NFL. Steve will also be making the defensive play calls again this year along with inside linebacker coach Jerod Mayo.
Bill Belichick’s other son Brian, will take over as the new safeties coach after working as a coaching assistant.
The Patriots also brought in Jedd Fisch, who will take over as the quarterbacks coach. Fisch served as Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator 2013-2014 and was most recently an offensive coach for the Los Angeles Rams.
And fan favorite Troy Brown will also be a position coach for the first time. Brown will working with the running backs and kick returners this season after spending the 2019 season as an assistant coach with the wide receivers.
Bill Belichick finalizes titles for his 2020 Patriots coaching staff, with a notable highlight for him: Sons Steve and Brian now both position coaches. pic.twitter.com/UR8OGDeDYo
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Steve Belichick describes the feeling about winning the Super Bowl in 2014 as a coach. pic.twitter.com/b55hDwarAJ
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