Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo may jump aboard the coaching carousel this offseason. At the very least, he’s drawing interest.
The Denver Browns have requested to interview Mayo, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and the Chicago Bears are expected to have interest in Mayo, per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.
Speaking with the media on Tuesday, Mayo talked about how Bill Belichick prepared him for the possibility of a head coaching position.
“Bill’s been great with us,” Mayo told reporters on Tuesday. “He’s been an open book for me whether we’re talking about X’s and O’s, or structuring a team, or anything like that. He’s been great. Matty P has been a great resource. All of these guys have been great resources for me.”
It sounds like Jerod Mayo has a pretty good tutor for his head coaching interviews.
“Bill [Belichick]’s been great with that stuff. He’s been an open book for me. Whether it’s been Xs and Os, or structure of the team, he’s been great.”
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) January 11, 2022
Drafted by the Patriots in 2008, Mayo was a crucial leader on New England’s defense. After retiring, he spent some time in media before returning to the Patriots to serve the last three seasons as the inside linebackers coach.
As the New England Patriots prepare for their matchup with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, Mayo is seeing his stock rise.