Patriots owner Robert Kraft appeared on CNN recently and said that he would love nothing more than to have Tom Brady sign a one day contract with the Patriots – and retire as one.
“I’d do it tomorrow. … Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,” Kraft said. “To us, he always has been and always will be a Patriot, and we will be bringing him back.
“I don’t want to make a commitment for him, but we will do everything in our power to bring him back, have him sign off as a Patriot and find ways to honor him for many years to come, because 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.”
Brady showed up to New England in 2001 as an underrated 6th round pick. The only reason Brady took to the field in 2001 one, was fellow player and QB Drew Bledsoe suffered an injury.
With the help of an awesome defense, Brady drove the Patriots to their first Super Bowl win, taking down the heavily favored St. Louis Rams in a super exciting finish that included a game-winning drive engineered by Brady and capped by kicker Adam Vinatieri.