The 70-year-old Bill Belichick has confirmed he is coming back for the 2023 season.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick works the sideline Sunday during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park. Credit: Adrian Kraus / AP

BUFFALO — Bill Belichick is on to the 2023 season.

In his season-ending press conference after an 8-9 finish, the 70-year-old-coach confirmed that he planned on returning to New England for a 24th year. By Monday afternoon, Belichick said he’ll have turned the page to next season.

“Our record is right around .500, which is kind of what it’s been all year,” Belichick said. “Some good things and some not-so-good things. Nobody’s satisfied with that. That’s not our goal, and we need to try to improve on that. We need to improve on it. So, that’s on all of us. Accountability everywhere, starting with me, coaching staff, players, each unit. All things that we will address, and that process will start probably later today.”

That process will include a year-end sit down with Robert Kraft, which is standard procedure, though it could be more eventual than past years because the owner has reportedly told people in the building he’s not happy with the offensive coaching situation.

“As we do every year, we’ll evaluate everything and try to make the best decisions that we can to move forward, to be more competitive, to have a stronger team in the future,” Belichick said. “So Robert and I will talk about that, we’ll talk about that as a staff, and certainly individual conversations with many of the players, as we always do. Well, all the players, but there’s some that are obviously more urgent, will be more timely than others, but it will be a comprehensive course of action, as it always is. I don’t see the process being really any different, but we need to have better results. That’s really the bottom line.

“The process will start today.”

Story by Chris Mason, MassLive.com.