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Bill Belichick Asked If He'll Be Back With The Patriots Next Season

Bill Belichick walking on the field in Patriots gear.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New England's head coach was asked if he'll be back.

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski each were asked about their plans for the 2018 season following the Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia. Each had different answers.

Brady said he can't envision not playing. Gronkowski said he'll have to evaluate everything in the coming weeks. And Belichick, of course, refused to answer.

"I’m just talking about this game," Belichick said when asked by a reporter if he'll be back with the Patriots in 2018.

It's not a surprising answer. Belichick often refuses to talk about anything not directly related to the topic at hand (and last night it was the Super Bowl).

Still, the Bill Belichick might not be back with the Patriots narrative is gaining some steam. Multiple reports are suggesting that people within the league feel like a departure could be coming.

"Hey folks, there definitely are well-connected people in NFL circles who aren't ruling out a Belichick retirement and McDaniels getting the job," reports Pro Football Talk.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport says that the general feeling is that both Brady and Belichick will be back. However, there are some things that need to be worked out.

Vegas, meanwhile, remains confident in the Patriots. New England has been listed as the early favorite to win Super Bowl 53.