Jerod Mayo Named Coach of Patriots

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 15: Linebackers coach Jerod Mayo of the New England Patriots looks on before a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 15, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots swiftly replaced legendary Bill Belichick as they hired former linebacker and current assistant coach Jerod as the new coach.

The process went quick as Mayo reportedly had a clause of the coach in waiting upon Belichick leaving his post.

At 37, Mayo is the youngest head coach in the NFL. The former first-round pick out of Tennessee, Mayo played eight-years in the league where he was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2008, a two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first team All-Pro. Mayo was part of two Super Bowl winning teams with the Patriots and has been a linebackers coach for five-years.