New England Patriots

(L-R) Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick (Photos by Jeff Gross/Elsa/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

On the 20th anniversary of the trade that sent Bill Belichick from the New York Jets to the New England Patriots, the Pats gave fans a peak behind the curtain. Monday morning, the team shared a picture of the letter between Robert Kraft and Bill Parcells that sent Belichick to New England for draft picks:

The letter indicates the two sides had discussed the trade the night before, working until nearly midnight to get a deal done. Also included is the address of Robert Kraft’s office in Boston, as his operations had not yet moved to Foxborough. At the bottom, you’ll notice one of the individuals CC’ed on the notice is Jeff Pash, who would later go on to become a central figure in the Deflategate saga.

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