New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft stole headlines this week when it was revealed that he invited 76 healthcare workers to an all-expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl as a means to thank them for the incredible work they’ve done throughout the pandemic, which is nearing its one-year anniversary in the states.
Kraft has really been a pioneer in terms of lending a helping hand to healthcare workers and their respective establishments over the last several months, as he was behind a trip to China that returned with one million N95 masks, which hospitals were in short supply of for a scary multi-week stretch last year.
If you think about it, it’s only fitting that the Patriots are this focal of a talking point during Super Bowl week, but you really can’t complain when it’s for a gesture as incredible as this. Getting back to the football side of things, however, you’d better believe that Kraft, a longtime friend and admirer of Tom Brady, has a rooting interest for the big game.
During an interview with CBS Boston, the 79-year-old owner revealed — in a compliment-littered monologue about Brady, no less — that he’ll be pulling for the Patriots legend to topple the Chiefs and capture his seventh world championship on Sunday evening.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be rooting for Tom Brady on Sunday.
If you’re surprised by this, then you simply haven’t been paying attention for the last several months. Since Brady announced his departure from the Patriots and inked a two-year, $50 million contract with the Buccaneers shortly thereafter, he’s had nothing but positive things to say about his relationship with Kraft and his tenure in Foxborough.
As expected, Kraft has reciprocated this mutual appreciation whenever he’s been asked about the 43-year-old quarterback’s decision to leave the franchise last offseason. Not to mention that the Patriots’ rivalry with the Chiefs really heated up over the course of Brady’s final years with the team, which just so happened to align with Patrick Mahomes’ ascent.
Excluding family, Kraft has undeniably been Brady’s biggest supporter throughout his esteemed career. That includes Bill Belichick, as the legendary quarterback-head coach duo reportedly butted heads on numerous occasions during their final years together.
As for fans in New England who don’t have an ounce of bad blood towards Brady for leaving last offseason, they should undoubtedly follow in Kraft’s footsteps and root for him to pull off the impossible and defeat a team many believe is next up in terms of supplanting the Patriots as the league’s next great dynasty.