Crazy stat shows how fortunate Patriots are to have Bill Belichick

By Jesse Reed

Without getting into a historical argument here, it’s safe to say that Bill Belichick is the greatest NFL head coach in the Super Bowl era.

He’s already won five titles (tied for most titles in NFL history) and is attempting to win No. 6 in a week’s time during Super Bowl LII. He’s also won more playoff games (28) than any other coach in league history, and he’s miles ahead of the next-best guy, Tom Landry (20).

So, we all get that Belichick is a special, special figure in NFL history.

Now here’s something else that will just boggle your mind. Responding to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, who tweeted that Saturday marks the 18th anniversary of New England hiring Belichick, Field Yates provided some eye-popping context.

Coaching turnover in the NFL is inevitable. Unless your name is Bill Belichick.

He and Tom Brady both want to stick around in New England for at least a few more years. Chances are, they’ll both add to their already legendary legacies before they’re done.