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Robert Kraft plans on having Tom Brady as his quarterback for 'quite awhile'

Ryan Hannable
January 30, 2019 - 2:45 pm

ATLANTA -- Tom Brady has been on record saying he still wants to play until he's 45 years old, and he has reiterated multiple times in recent weeks that he has zero plans on retiring after Sunday's game.

Owner Robert Kraft is on board, too.

“Well, think about it,” he said Wednesday. “The last three years we’ve been privileged to go to the Super Bowl with a quarterback in place. I would be quite surprised if he didn’t continue for quite a while as our quarterback.”

Added Kraft: “He and having the head coach that we have, and having Tom, there’s a unique symmetry there and chemistry and it carries over to the whole organization. I think we’re very lucky.”

The Patriots quarterback is under contract for the 2019 season, but has a cap hit of $27 million.

It would not be a surprise to see the team extend him this offseason to spread out his cap hits.

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