Tom Brady announced his second retirement on Wednesday. The announcement came exactly 365 days after his first retirement announcement.
Brady’s announcement certainly has an air of finality the second time around compared to his first retirement which only lasted 40 days. There is no fever pitch from the media over rumors on a return.
Now that Tom Brady‘s retirement seems to be set in concrete, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants his quarterback back.
In fact, Robert Kraft sounds downright desperate to get Tom Brady back for a 1-day contract so Tom can *officially* retire as a member of the New England Patriots. Appearing on CNN on Thursday, Kraft said the following about signing Tom Brady back:
“I’d do it tomorrow. Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it and to us, he always has been and always will be a Patriot…
We’ll do everything we can in our power to bring him back, sign off as a Patriot and find ways to honor him for many years to come.
He did so much to bring life and good cheer to our community and he’s a beloved figure and he’s earned the respect and love that people feel for him like no other athlete in our town and we’ve had some great ones.”
Robert Kraft saying he’d do it tomorrow and would ensure they did ‘everything in (their) power’ to get Tom Brady back feels right.
I’m a born and raised Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and I’d wholeheartedly support Brady retiring as a Patriot, in fact, I’d encourage it. That was where he cemented his legacy as the GOAT.
During his CNN appearance, Robert Kraft was asked to send a message to his former QB.
Kraft said “Tommy, I’m always here for you, you are part of our family. I just love the guy so much and there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for him and I think he can do a lot of good things for America and reach out to a lot of people. Thank you for the time you gave us and everyone here in the New England region loves you and respects you and wants happiness for you in your life.”
Robert Kraft also shared what Tom Brady told him when they first met:
Tom was right. He was arguably the best decision any team made in the history of the NFL.