No coach in NFL history has won more Super Bowls or more playoff games than Bill Belichick. Starting his career in pro football with the Baltimore Colts all the way back in 1975, he has helped the New York Giants win two titles as defensive coordinator in 1986 and 1990 before taking over the New England Patriots in 2000 and building what is arguably the greatest dynasty the league has ever seen.
Belichick won his first Super Bowl as head coach in 2001, and added two more in 2003 and 2004. In 2014, 2016 and 2018 his teams won three more titles — all while the Patriots achieved 19 straight winning seasons and 11 division titles in a row. The 67-year-old also ranks third on the list of winningest coaches, having led the Cleveland Browns and the Patriots to a combined 304 regular season and playoff victories during his 25 years as a head coach.
Given his legendary achievements, Belichick will make the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after his retirement. He may be able to also another honor to his already legendary trophy case soon: as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Belichick has been nominated for a Sports Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Sports Personality/Studio Analyst” for his work on NFL Network’s 100-year all-time team show.
Besides being among the 10 coaches named to the all-time team, Belichick also was one of three regulars on the show alongside host Rich Eisen and fellow analyst Cris Collinsworth. His insight into the 100 players named to the all-time team — including seven former Patriots — was pivotal to the show’s success, and gave viewers a broader understanding of the NFL’s rich history and the players that have shaped pro football:
Now, Belichick might be awarded with an Emmy for his part of the show and for breaking down the greatest players from 100 years of NFL history. In order to win it, though, he will have to beat out some talented competition: basketball analysts Charles Barkley and Jay Bilas, broadcaster Kenny Smith, baseball expert Al Leiter, and NFL-defender-turned-media-personality Michael Strahan.
Belichick, by the way, is not the only Patriots-related nominee: the NFL Films production America’s Game: The 2018 New England Patriots is also nominated for an Emmy in the “Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage” category.