BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has given his thoughts about star quarterback Tom Brady's future with the team and his football career.
"My hope and prayer is number one, [Brady] plays for the Patriots," Kraft told NBC Sports' Peter King on Saturday. "Or number two, he retires. He has the freedom to decide what he wants to do and what's in his own best personal interest."
The Patriots lost an AFC Wild Card playoff game to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday evening. Now the 42-year-old Brady is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career on March 18.
Brady said after the loss to the Titans that retirement was "pretty unlikely" and "hopefully likely."
"He is so special that he's earned the right to do what's best for him," said Kraft. "I hope and pray that we fit into his plans."