As Tom Brady’s retirement plans are brought up more and more, there’s one person who doesn’t want to see the quarterback leave the Patriots anytime soon.
Team owner Robert Kraft said he can see Brady, 41, with the organization for several more years and that he wouldn’t hesistate to make sure Brady is on the roster after the 2019 season just because of his age.
“Think about it, the last three years, we’ve been privileged to go to the Super Bowl with a quarterback in place. I would be quite surprised if he didn’t continue for quite a while as our quarterback,” Kraft said from Atlanta, via ESPN.
The 2019 season marks the final year on Brady’s current contract, which is set to pay him $15 million.
With Brady under center, the Patriots have been to nine Super Bowls (including Sunday’s matchup) and have won five times.
While many have said Brady appears to be slowing down, he has said multiple times he doesn’t plan to retire after this season. He also has previously said he wants to play until his mid-40s, which sets up perfectly for a two-year extension.
The Patriots will face the Rams at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday in Atlanta in Super Bowl 53.