Robert Kraft expresses approval of Brady's contract
By admin - November 1, 2018

Owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, told The Athletic today that he is perfectly okay with Tom Brady’s contract as it stands today, which continues his run with the Patriots through the 2019 season.

Brady has previously renewed his contract on five different occasions. Four of those contracts were renewed two years ahead of their respective expiry date; the fifth was only signed a year later than anticipated due to Brady’s 2008 knee injury.

Kraft has been downplaying rumors of Brady’s career coming to a close by asserting that his dejected demeanor in recent press appearances is simply because of the close Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

“When you lose,” Kraft told The Athletic, “the feeling of losing [overtakes] the [joy] of winning. I think Tommy is in that category.”

Kraft also told the website of Brady’s intentions on retiring, in that they will heavily be influenced by his family situation rather than his age. “He’ll be 41 when the season starts. Neither side has an issue with it. If it becomes an issue, we’ll deal with it.”

Brady supplements his team’s assertions with his own interviews; he said in a recent interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that his family will be a large determining factor in the date of his retirement.

“I think as long as he feels he is like that,” Kraft said, referring to Brady’s success on the Patriots and his lucrative career, “he’ll keep playing.”