Could Ravens’ Ed Reed be a Patriot next season?
Although he has been considering retirement for the past few seasons, Ed Reed says that he still wants to play next year.
“This is not it. I’m not done,” said Reed. “I’ll reassess things the way I always do and we’ll tune in and get back to you all. It’s all about the moment. I’m not even thinking about this. I love this game. If I’m able to do it, I’ll be doing it.”
The 34-year-old safety will be a free agent and there are some speculations as to where Reed will end up.
The first guess is the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Chuck Pagano used to be the defensive coordinator for the Ravens before getting the head coaching job for the Colts.
Another guess is right here in New England. The Patriots ranked near the bottom for their defense and will be looking to make it stronger than ever. Coach Bill Belichick has always liked Reed, and it seems as if the feeling is mutual.
“Yeah, I could definitely play for Coach Belichick,” said Reed when asked by a Boston reporter if he would like to play for the Patriots.. “He is a great coach. I’m sure he can help me to expand my football knowledge even more as a player and as a coach. So, if I’m ever able to be around him, just like I was at the Pro Bowl, it’s huge.”
Apparently Reed looks to Belichick for more than just football advice.
“It’s the reason why I wear my sweater cut off a little bit,” Reed said. “He’s the first guy I saw like, ‘That’s cool.’ You know, that’s cool. He cuts those sweater sleeves, and he’ll be comfortable. So there’s a reason why. Most people will tell you around the facility that’s how I look. It’s just a blessing to even have met, to know Coach Belichick.”
While Reed would like to stay with the Ravens, the team has bigger contracts to worry about and may no longer have the money to fulfill his monetary needs. Free agency begins in mid-March.