Patriots owner: Tom Brady will be with team ‘as long as he’s productive’
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft took time out to discuss him team and especially quarterback Tom Brady’s status with the team.
Brady will be 36 when the next season begins and is owed $15 million each in 2013 and 2014, with a salary cap hit of $21,800,000 each year.
“I think he had a remarkable year this year and I think we look at each year as it happens,” Kraft said to Comcast SportsNet New England. “I’d love him to be here as long as he’s productive and feels he wants to play. That’s his choice but I would surely never like to see that happen. I think what he’s done for this franchise…But once again, everything is a dual decision. But I think, somehow I feel he’ll know when it’s not right for him and I believe he loves being a Patriot and we sure love having him be part of our organization.”
Brady threw for 4,827 yards with 34 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season.