FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady spoke with reporters for the primary time this coaching camp Wednesday, and his chosen tactic for coping with the query of his contract was to specific appreciation for the Patriots group.
Asked if he was completely satisfied along with his present contract, which is getting into its closing 12 months, the Patriots quarterback stated, “I’ve had such an incredible expertise over loads of years. I recognize this workforce and the chance it gave me in 2000.
“I play for an incredible coach, coach [Bill] Belichick. Josh [McDaniels] and I’ve an incredible working relationship. I really like Mr. [Robert] Kraft and his household. We’ve had simply unbelievable success, so hopefully we hold it going.’’
To hold it going past 2019, although, Brady and the Patriots must strike a brand new deal. They nonetheless have loads of time to succeed in an extension earlier than this season begins, and the Patriots needs to be motivated to take action partially due to the $27 million cap hit Brady’s deal would carry with out an extension.
Still, there was a notable lack of motion on the contract entrance thus far.
Brady was requested if he would really feel comfy going year-to-year along with his contract and answered cheekily however with out readability: “We’re all day after day, if you consider it.’’
Asked if he felt he’d earned an extension, Brady turned the query again on the reporter.
“I don’t know,’’ he stated. “That’s up for talk-show debate. What do you guys assume?’’
Brady prompt working a ballot. Among Patriots followers, there wouldn’t be a lot suspense over how that might prove.