New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is expected to announce Wednesday that he will not pursue a trade for quarterback Tom Brady as the NFL considers the New England football team’s next head coach.
The decision comes after Brady and Kraft met with the Patriots last week in an attempt to determine a successor.
Kraft said Thursday that the meeting was productive, but that the decision was made after the players’ meeting last week and that he and Kraft have no plans to trade the franchise quarterback.
The Patriots will host the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game this weekend in a game that could determine the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.
Kraft has said he wants to have a full offseason to evaluate the team’s roster.
“We will see,” he said.
“It will be a very competitive season.
There will be an enormous amount of work and evaluation.
I want to be part of it.”
Kraft has already had a major shakeup in his front office and front office staff since he hired new coach Bill Belichick, but he has been adamant that he has no plans for any other changes.
He has maintained that he wants a fresh start.