For the first time since the New England Patriots were served an early elimination at the hands of Patriots legend Mike Vrabel and his Tennessee Titans, the Patriots have finally publicly addressed whether or not they are going to re-sign Tom Brady with three beautiful words that Pats Nation has been waiting for “We plan to”
Patriots owner Bob Kraft was in New York City Tuesday night and he was tracked down by TMZ who asked Mr Kraft if the Patriots were going to re-sign future Hall of Famer and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, and Kraft simply responded with “We Plan to.”
I found this significant for the Patriots as an organization. Whether it’s Bill Belichick, any of the coaches, players, or the Kraft family, everybody always chooses their words carefully. As a fan base, we have been conditioned to not expect anything of value being said publicly. If we chopped up every sound bite from the past five seasons, we would probably have about 30 seconds of useful content. That’s why hearing Mr Kraft publicly proclaim that the Patriots plan to bring back Brady is very significant.
Tom Brady will be 43 years old at the start of the 2020 season and for the first time in his career, he is facing free agency. And as of March 18, he will be able to sign with any team that would have him. I have stood pretty firm that I believe Brady will return to the Patriots, and Mr Kraft’s words gave me even more confidence moving forward that Brady will be returning to New England. Whether you’re a Patriots fan or not, can you really envision Tom Brady wearing another team’s jersey?