New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton apparently believes Bill Belichick is a prophet, on top of being a future Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach and “the football whisperer.”
“Those weren’t nicknames,” Newton said smiling. “That’s his reach, you know what I’m saying? As he says, I don’t want to get the number wrong, don’t quote me on this, but he always says, ‘I’ve been coaching this game a long time — 47-plus years.’ I scratch my head like, ’47 years?! Dang.’ He’s got a lot of connections in his Rolodex of numbers. I wouldn’t be surprised if God or Jesus (is) on one of those yellow pages he’s got tucked under his desk. I wouldn’t be surprised.”
Belichick, 68, actually started coaching 45 years ago with the then Baltimore Colts when he was just 23 years old. Belichick always has coached in the NFL, and he’s never taken a year off from the profession.
Having a direct line to God or Jesus would explain his unprecedented success over the last 20 years with the Patriots.