Robert Kraft Reacts To Tom Brady Leaving Patriots
Robert Kraft reacted to Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots in a recent statement.
Speaking with NBC Boston, Kraft admitted that he fully expected Brady to be his team’s starting quarterback come 2020. The Patriots owner seemed to genuinely believe that he and Brady would “quietly get things done.”
Obviously that did not happen. This past Friday morning, Brady officially signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Despite Brady’s move, Kraft insisted that he and his now-former quarterback “love each other very much” and said that the pair’s final chat together as members of the same organization was a “loving discussion.”
“I thought he was coming over as he has for the last 10 years to quietly get things done,” Kraft said.
“We love each other very much. He’s like a family member. This is very sad because he’s like a son to me.
“This is not the way I wanted it to end, but in life, people need to be free to realize what’s important to them. I respect him so much. It was a sad, loving discussion.”
“I love him like a son.”
Robert Kraft says he and Tom Brady had a positive discussion regarding Brady’s decision to part ways with the Patriots.
— ESPN (@espn) March 17, 2020
Brady is said to have received something in the $50 million range in his new deal.
Tampa Bay has not made the postseason in 13 years and have not even sniffed a Super Bowl since last winning it in 2002.
Will Brady be able to change all that? Time will tell.