NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin has always been outspoken. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion and knows what it takes to be at the top of the NFL world. Because Irvin knows of the struggles, he has been very impressed with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Irvin has been so impressed with Belichick that he believes the NFL should add “The Hoody’s” name to the Lombardi Trophy.
“I think the world of Belichick,” Irvin told the Boston Herald. “I told him this, ‘Man, if it was up to me, that trophy would be called the Lombardi/Belichick.’ I don’t care what they think. It would be called the Lombardi/Belichick. That’s how good he is to do what he’s doing in this day and age, what the league is now. I would call it the Lombardi/Belichick.”
Perhaps Irvin was just praising Belichick because he was speaking with the Boston Herald. There are many coaches in NFL history that have won as many, if not more, Super Bowls than Belichick and you don’t want to add all of their names to the trophy. As ProFootballTalk.com pointed out, we don’t want to have a “Lombardi/Belichick/ Noll/Walsh/ Gibbs/Johnson/ Coughlin/Shanahan/ Landry/Shula Trophy.”
It’s just safe to stick with tradition and let the Lombardi Trophy remain.