BOSTON (CBS) – Bill Belichick’s contract has been extended beyond the end of this season and the head coach will be on the New England Patriots‘ sidelines for “a long time,” according to a report.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Tweeted Thursday night that Belichick’s contract, which was set to expire following this season, has been extended, according to a source.
The source added that Belichick will “be coaching for a long time.”
Belichick, who took over the Patriots in 2000, last signed a contract extension in 2007. Terms of that deal were never disclosed, and that will likely be the case again with this new extension.
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Belichick currently ranks sixth on the all-time victory list with 206. In his 14 seasons in New England, Belichick has a 152-57 record for a .727 win percentage. He is 17-7 in the postseason, and is the only coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years. His five Super Bowl appearances trail only Don Shula for the most all-time.