Robert Kraft: Patriots ‘plan to’ bring back Tom Brady
Speculation abounds regarding whether Tom Brady will return to the New England Patriots in 2020, but Robert Kraft recently stated the team has every intention of keeping the six-time Super Bowl champion in the fold.
Asked point blank by a TMZ Sports reporter this week whether Brady will indeed be back with the team for another season, the Patriots owner indicated efforts may be already in the works to retain the 42-year-old.
“We plan to,” Kraft succinctly stated.
Earlier this month, Kraft said it’s his “hope and prayer” that Brady stays with the Patriots, but qualified his remarks by point out Brady “has earned the right to control his future.”
Brady is set to hit free agency for the first time in his two-decade NFL career on March 18. There have been signs that Brady is intrigued by the prospect of testing the free-agency waters, and he said over the weekend he is remaining “open-minded” about the process.
Further, there have been things said to be going on in Brady’s personal life that at least suggest he’s contemplating a change in scenery. One NFL legend, however, hopes Brady doesn’t make the same mistake he did with such a profound late-career move.
There unsurprisingly has been no shortage of conjecture regarding Brady’s uncertain NFL future. With some interesting theories recently being floated about what the Patriots will do should Brady move on, it’s evident that everything regarding the situation will continue to be thoroughly scrutinized.
That being said, it appears Kraft is not about to let Brady leave the organization without making every effort to continue the organization’s relationship with the superstar signal-caller for a 21st season.