Report: Bill Belichick will be ‘coaching a long time’ after contract restructure
|09.12.13 at 7:57 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Not that it comes as much of a surprise but Bill Belichick has had his contract extended beyond this season, according to a report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Belichick signed a contract in 2007 that was set to expire after the 2013 season. Rapoport reported Thursday night that is no longer the case.
“He’ll be coaching a long time,” a source told Rapoport.
With Sunday’s win, Belichick moved past Marty Schottenheimer and into sixth place all-time with 206 victories. Belichick needs one more postseason win to tie Don Shula (19) for second place all-time. Tom Landry is the all-time leader with 20.
Belichick is the only coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years and has five conference championships to his credit. He is one shy of Don Shula (6) in Super Bowl appearances as a head coach.
Belichick would have to average 12 wins over the next 12 seasons to pass Shula, who is the all-time leader in wins with 347.
Belichick's contract was to expire in '13 after his '07 renew. Sources say that's no longer the case. "He'll be coaching for a long time"
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2013