Bill Belichick Becomes Second-Winningest Head Coach Of All Time. Is He The Greatest Ever?

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Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots became the second-winningest head coach in NFL history Sunday after defeating the New York Jets.

New England’s 22-17 victory over New York marked the 325th career victory for Belichick, as he moved past long-time Chicago Bears’ former Head Coach and Hall of Famer George Halas for the second-most wins ever as a head coach in the NFL.

Iconic former Miami Dolphins Head Coach Don Shula is the only coach with more victories than Belichick. Shula holds the record with an incredible 347 career wins, according to ESPN

From how successful Belichick has been since 2000 as New England’s head coach, there’s no reason to believe he won’t surpass Shula someday. Year after year, Belichick figures out ways for New England to rack up victories and finish with winning records. In his 22 years of coaching New England, Belichick has had just two losing records. His consistency over the years has been remarkable. (RELATED: REPORT: Tom Brady And Ron DeSantis Are Texting Buddies)

The great Belichick holds the record for the most Super Bowl victories of all time, with six wins. Prior to joining New England, Belichick was a defensive coordinator for two New York Giants squads that won the Super Bowl in both 1987 and 1991. From the looks of things, it appears to be only a matter of time until Belichick beats Shula for the most career wins.

Not only will breaking Shula’s record undoubtedly make Belichick known as the greatest football coach of all time, but there will also be a case to be made that he is the greatest sports coach in American history, period.