New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t looking to find a new head coach anytime soon.
On Saturday, longtime Pats leader Bill Belichick turns 70 years old. With that in mind, NBC Sports ProFootballTalk insider Mike Florio recalled something Kraft told him at NFL league meetings several years ago.
“Several years ago at the league meetings, Robert Kraft told me that he wants to see Bill Belichick coach into his 80s. He wants to see him perform at a high level like a Warren Buffett or a Rupert Murdoch well past his 80th birthday — he believes he can,” Florio said on Friday.
Given Kraft and Belichick’s rich history of success, it should come as no surprise that the Pats owner hopes to keep his head coach around as long as possible.
Belichick has been Kraft’s head coach and right-hand, front-office man since 2000. Over that period, the New England franchise has claimed six Super Bowl titles.
Belichick holds his cards notoriously close to the chest when it comes to talking about his career future. Recent reports revealed that the veteran head coach earns an average salary of $18 million per year, but the length of his remaining contract is still unspecified.
At 70 years old, Belichick is heading into his 28th season as an NFL head coach.
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