Robert Kraft Says Patriots Will Deal With Renewing Tom Brady’s Contract ‘If It Becomes An Issue’
Tom Brady, while still slinging it with the best quarterbacks in the NFL, is playing on borrowed time based on the track record of signal callers in their 40s. Sure, he claims that he’d like to play until he is at least 45-years-old, and he thinks his controversial TB12 Method will get him there, but the odds are still very stacked against that actually happening.
Also, as we saw during the 2017 season, there seems to be some issue as to whether head coach Bill Belichick really believes that Brady is the future at the team’s quarterback position in the coming years.
Throw in the fact that throughout his career, when Tom Brady has had two years left on his contract the Patriots have always given him an extension to help spread out his contract’s hit on the salary cap. That, however, hasn’t happened this time. At least not yet.
Speaking to The Athletic, Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed that the topic of a contract extension for Tom Brady, who will be 41 when the next NFL season begins, so far has not come up.
“He’ll be 41 when the season starts,” Kraft told Jeff Howe of The Athletic. “Neither side has an issue with it. If it becomes an issue, we’ll deal with it.”