Bill Belichick joining panel for CW's 'Inside the NFL'

Former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is really diving into the NFL media landscape for the 2024 season.

The eight-time Super Bowl winning coach will join the long-running series “Inside the NFL,” the CW Network announced Thursday. Belichick will join former NFL players Ryan Clark, Chad Johnson and Chris Long for the show’s weekly panel.

“I’m thrilled to join my new team at NFL Films and to work on such a historic television franchise,” Belichick said in a statement. “I’ve always appreciated ‘Inside the NFL’s’ depth of analysis, and I hope to bring the same detailed insight to The CW by talking real football with real pros – Ryan, Chris and Chad – this coming season.”

The show enters its 48th season with this being the second season on the CW. The first episode for this season will air Friday, Aug. 30.

This isn’t the first rumblings of Belichick jumping deep into the media foray after his 24-year run as the Patriots coach ended shortly after the 2023 season.

Belichick will make millions with an anticipated recurring role with the Manning brothers on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli,” a book deal, a potential inside football show and possibly a podcast, executives briefed on his plans told The Athletic.

Belichick started his post-Patriots media career by appearing on ESPN’s NFL Draft, when he joined “The Pat McAfee Show” as an analyst. McAfee said publicly in February he would like to have Belichick on his show once a week during the season.

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