ESPN’s Mike Greenberg believes a specific coach, not a player, is the “most important person” in the NFL this season.
There’s plenty of players and coaches that could be in the discussion, but to Greeny, one stands out among the rest: Bill Belichick.
The New England Patriots have won six straight games to move to 8-4 on the season. They sit atop the AFC East, have one of the best defenses in the NFL and continue to get better on the offensive side of the football with Mac Jones under center.
Belichick has worked miracles in New England this season.
“The best player in football is Aaron Rodgers. But the most important person in the sport this season is Bill Belichick,” Greenberg said on Twitter. “This is one of the best coaching jobs in the history of the league.”
The best player in football is Aaron Rodgers. But the most important person in the sport this season is Bill Belichick. This is one of the best coaching jobs in the history of the league. #Pats #Packers #NFL
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) November 29, 2021
If there’s any other coach that could be in the discussion alongside Bill Belichick, it’s be Matt LaFleur. The Packers continue to win, regardless of circumstance. But winning in Green Bay is a whole lot easier than New England, thanks to Aaron Rodgers.
Belichick has the Patriots atop the AFC East, over the Bills, all with a rookie quarterback. Jones has recently found a groove. The former Alabama star threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns in the Pats’ big win over the Titans on Sunday.
Belichick will try and get New England a seventh straight win next Monday night against the Bills.