New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft advised CNN on Thursday that he desires Tom Brady to signal a one-day contract and formally retire as a Patriot.
“Not solely do I need it, our followers are clamoring for it,” Kraft stated. “To us, he’s all the time has been and all the time will probably be a Patriot.
“We’ll do all the things in our energy to carry him again, have him log off as a Patriot, and discover methods to honor him for a few years to return.”
Brady introduced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. Of his file seven Tremendous Bowl wins, six got here with New England. One other adopted with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kraft shared a narrative of Brady – chosen at No. 199 general within the 2000 NFL draft – when the younger quarterback launched himself close to the tip of coaching camp.
The Patriots proprietor – who now tells CNN Brady ought to have been the highest choice that 12 months as a substitute of going within the sixth spherical – stated the longer term seven-time Tremendous Bowl winner advised him, “I’m one of the best choices your franchise has ever made.”
“He was No. four in our depth chart,” Kraft stated. “He got here down, and he actually believed what he stated – and he was proper.”