CRIS CARTER: I think this is a non-issue. I think there’s 0% chance that this is their last game. You said, well, if Bill Belichick want it, but he doesn’t want to. I don’t believe what you said that there’s endless options, because there’s not owners that would just give him Carte Blanche. There’s not teams that he could just take over and fill it with the staff. He can’t change the personnel department. He can’t change the way they do things just overnight.
It has taken him almost 20 years to build the business of the New England Patriots. He can’t go anywhere else. He can’t run that system just anywhere. It’s just like the greatest people at doing something, we always try to find them another job.
Nick Saban, every month, he’s going somewhere else to Alabama. No, these guys are icons in their business. And they’ve had failure at other places. They realize this is the best path for them to victory.
They’re doing what they want to do. Both of them are at the height of their profession. When are we going to stop doing this from a media standpoint. These people are not quitting.
You don’t become these type of iconic figures and just walk away from football. This is their life. This is their contribution. They are teachers.
Where else can they teach football like this? If they were educators, if they were professors, they would be teaching at graduate school. What is graduate school? That is Alabama. That is the New England Patriots.
So I think this is a non-issue. I think Tom Brady and Bill Belichick get the opportunity to win a couple more Super Bowls. And I’m looking forward to watching them.