Jerod Mayo is named the Patriots’ head coach

Linebacker coach Jerod Mayo has been named New England Patriots Bill Belichick’s replacement, which are tough cleats to fill since Belichick won six Super Bowls as head coach. 

Mayo is the first Black head coach in team history, and at 38 years, he is the youngest of all NFL coaches.

The Patriots feel that team owner Bob Kraft has the pulse of his team. He understands the gravity of his decision, and he tags a dynamic leader and fine football coach. Kraft said, “Mayo has had a front-row seat to the greatest coaching career in NFL history.â€

Mayo will named Wednesday as the 15th Patriots head coach.

Mayo spent his entire NFL career learning from Belichick, first as a player and then as an assistant.