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Robert Kraft: Bill Belichick and I know how much longer he’ll coach

AFC Championship - Pittsburgh Steelers v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Robert Kraft, owner and CEO of the New England Patriots (L), and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots look on after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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After seven trips to the Super Bowl under head coach Bill Belichick, it’s no shock to hear Patriots owner Robert Kraft say that Belichick will be coaching the Patriots as long as he wants to continue in the job.

When the time comes for Belichick to move on to something else, it isn’t going to come as any shock to the owner. Kraft said in Houston this week that he and Belichick have discussed when the 64-year-old will hand over the reins to someone else.

“We have a pact that we don’t talk about that,” Kraft said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “He knows and I know. But he won’t be done this year.”

There doesn’t seem to be any sign that Belichick is feeling any lack of job satisfaction in his 17th year with the Patriots. During his press conference on Tuesday, Belichick said that his job “really doesn’t feel like work” so there doesn’t seem to be much reason to stop coming to the office.