New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shakes hands with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

Did Robert Kraft tip the hand of the Patriots offseason strategy on Tuesday?

While in New York City yesterday, the Patriots owner was asked repeatedly about the team’s intentions regarding quarterback Tom Brady, whose contract expires when the league year ends March 18th. Before ducking his head into the back of an SUV, Kraft uttered the three words that undoubtedly will have Patriots fans buzzing all day. “We plan to”, Kraft yelled back before heading on his way.

Since the Patriots season ended on January 4th, it has seemingly been a daily occurrence to see reports indicating Brady’s intentions, both staying and leaving. What makes this one different? Kraft is as close a source to both Belichick and Brady as any we’ve heard weigh in on the situation. The question is, was this owner Robert Kraft discussing his company’s business plans? Or life-long Patriots fan Robert Kraft hoping for the best? 

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth