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Bill Belichick-Robert Kraft talks reportedly could take ‘weeks’

The New England Patriots could fire Bill Belichick on Monday, following Sunday’s regular season finale against the New York Jets.

However, a new report indicates a decision on Belichick’s future may take longer. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reported that it could take the Patriots “weeks” to make a final decision.

Kraft and Belichick are expected to have multiple discussions before a decision is made.

Volin wrote:

But don’t expect a swift resolution on the NFL’s “Black Monday,” or the days after. Moving on from a legendary coach, as many inside the league expect to happen, is a delicate dance for Kraft. The expectation is that Kraft and Belichick will have multiple discussions over the next several weeks before any decision is set in stone.

Per Volin, the talks could stretch into February.

It’s certainly hard envisioning Belichick coaching anywhere but New England. Nevertheless, the organization has fallen a bit behind in terms of personnel over the last couple seasons, and they could use the next few weeks to ultimately decide if they’re ready to make a change.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire