New England Patriots linebacker coach Steve Belichick warms up before a game against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 12, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. Belichick has agreed to be the defensive coordinator for new coach Jedd Fisch at Washington, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Monday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, FIle)

New England Patriots linebacker coach Steve Belichick warms up before a game against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 12, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. Belichick has agreed to be the defensive coordinator for new coach Jedd Fisch at Washington, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Monday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, FIle)

Report: Steve Belichick agrees to take DC role at Washington

The son of NFL coaching legend Bill Belichick spent the past 12 seasons on his dad’s staff in New England.

SEATTLE — Steve Belichick has agreed to be the defensive coordinator for new coach Jedd Fisch at Washington, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Monday.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The move was first reported by 247Sports.

The son of NFL coaching great Bill Belichick will take a role in college for the first time following 12 seasons working on the staff of the New England Patriots with his dad. Steve Belichick, 36, was the defensive play caller for the Patriots for the past five seasons. He was also a secondary/safeties and outside linebackers coach with the Patriots during his tenure.

Steve Belichick and his brother Brian had both been offered spots to stay on the coaching staff in New England with new coach Jerod Mayo if their father didn’t land another head coaching position. Brian Belichick had coached safeties with the Patriots since 2020.

Instead, Steve Belichick will reunite with Fisch, who served as the quarterbacks coach with New England during the 2020 season.

Fisch left New England to become the head coach at Arizona. He left the Wildcats to take the head job at Washington last month following Kalen DeBoer’s move to Alabama. Fisch’s staff at Washington also includes offensive coordinator Brennan Carroll, the son of former Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

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