Robert Kraft makes it clear where he stands on Tom Brady with five simple words

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By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

Robert Kraft has been short and sweet with his answers when it comes to Tom Brady's contract situation with the Patriots.

When asked last month in New York if he planned to bring Brady back, Kraft had just three words, "we plan to." Sunday night, he expanded on the answer by a whole two words.

"You know what I want," Kraft told reporters (via Boston Globe) when asked at an Oscar Party if Brady will be back in New England in 2020.

This comes after a report from Ian Rapoport on Monday that Kraft plans on letting Brady enter unrestricted free agency when the league year begins on March 18. While the thought may make Patriots fans cringe, Kraft apparently believes the best way for Brady and the team to come together on a new contract is for both sides to explore what other options are available.

The Patriots have until March 16 to exclusively negotiate with Tom Brady. At that point, any of the other 31 NFL teams may start to present their offers.

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