Robert Kraft wants Tom Brady to retire with the Patriots
New England Patriots’ Tom Brady #12 celebrates with team owner Robert Kraft after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale , Arizona.
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants Tom Brady to re-sign with the team for a day so he can officially end his storied career with the franchise that drafted him ago 23 years.
“We will do everything in our power to bring him back, to sign him as a Patriot,” Kraft said in an interview with CNN on Thursday.
Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback in National Football League history, announced his retirement on Wednesday after 23 seasons. He previously announced he would retire last year, but went on to play one more season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This time, Brady said in a video posted to Twitter that his retirement would be “for good”. The seven-time Super Bowl champion comes out after the first losing season of his record-breaking career.
“Not only do I want it, but our fans are asking for it,” Kraft said. “For us, he has always been and always will be a patriot.
A representative for Brady did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Brady, 45, began his NFL career in 2000 as a sixth-round pick with the Patriots. He ended up leading them to six Super Bowl titles while playing for them through 2019. He left for the Buccaneers in 2020 and won a seventh title.