If there is a disconnect/schism/rift between Tom Brady and the Patriots, then owner Robert Kraft wants to fix it. That, of course, is if there really is.
The issue at hand is how much time Brady is, and should be, spending with his team during the offseason, a topic Kraft alluded is under policy and will remain internal and out of the media, per the The Boston Globe. Kraft has expressed confidence in working out a long-term contract extension with Brady at several different points during the offseason, and reiterated again this week it’s a privilege to have Brady on his team.
“Look, we are so lucky to have Tom Brady,’’ Kraft told Sirius NFL Radio when asked about negotiations. “He’s under contract. He’s here. I’m privileged to have a pretty special relationship with him. And I think he knows how I feel about him. I think we both want to solve the problem, or the issue. I don’t know that it’s a problem . . . it’s complicated.”
The Patriots are wrapping up their final day of voluntary offseason OTAs on Friday, and Brady has been present (but apparently not incredibly sharp, per Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly). The team is scheduled for a three-day minicamp next week, the last official team activity of the offseason before training camp.