Jerod Mayo will formally be introduced as the next Head Coach of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The induction will take place at Gillette Stadium today during a press conference in which Patriots owner, Robert Kraft will introduce Mayo as the new head coach.
Mayo replaces the legendary coach of 24 years, Bill Belichick. Belichick and the Patriots “parted ways” last week after an incredible six Super Bowl wins in his tenured career as Patriots Head Coach.
Mayo will be the first Black head coach of the New England Patriots, which has had 13 coaches in its 64-year history. Belichick stayed the most seasons of any head coach. The coach who spent the most time after Belichick was Chuck Fairbanks, who was head coach only a fraction of the time, five years in total.
Jerod Mayo will also be the first former Patriots player to return as head coach of the team. Mayo was team captain for seven of his eight seasons as a New England Patriots linebacker. He is currently stepping up from his position as the current Patriots linebackers coach.
Jerod Mayo will not only replace Belichick but claim Sean McVay’s title of the youngest head coach in the NFL. Both men are turning 38 this year, but Mayo is one month younger than McVay who is current head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.
Mayo takes over the team after one of their weakest seasons with a 4-13 scoreboard. Jerod Mayo and Kraft will address the questions of media and fans alike in a Gillette Stadium press conference on January 17.