Kliff Kingsbury has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick next year.
Earlier this week, Tom E. Curran appeared on NBC Sports Boston’s “Arbella Early Edition” and revealed that Patriots owner Robert Kraft made the decision to part ways with Belichick following the team’s 10-6 loss in Germany last month.
“When they came out of Germany, conversations I had that week made it very clear that a decision was made,” he said.
“And they were going to play out the string, and at the end of the year there would be a parting of the ways, for a variety of reasons.”
How does Kingsbury play into things? Well, according to Books.com oddsmakers, he is +575 to succeed Belichick. The only two candidates with better odds are Jerod Mayo and Ben Johnson.
Amid the rumors surrounding Kingsbury, his girlfriend Veronica Bielik took to social media to share some wild photos:
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Kingsbury’s time with the Arizona Cardinals was filled with its fair share of highs and lows. He peaked in 2021 when he led the squad to an 11-5 mark, but then came down to earth in 2022 when they went 4-13.
The Cardinals ultimately decided to part ways with him right after that.
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While it is definitely surprising that Kingsbury is even in the mix here given his history, stranger things have certainly happened.
Maybe Kingsbury’s reputation for being impactful on offense is what Kraft wants given how awful New England has been on that side of the ball this season.
Will Kingsbury and Bielik ultimately be coming to the Patriots in 2024? Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.