March 4, 2024

Robert Kraft addresses Patriots’ spending habits over the last 10 years

The Patriots reportedly have spent lower than any NFL crew on gamers over the previous decade. On Thursday, the proprietor of the Patriots argued that it’s not for lack of willingness to spend.

“I know there’s a perception that we have held back on spending,” Kraft advised a gaggle of reporters, by way of Phil Perry of “Let me just say, for our fans, that’s just not true. Look, we were blessed to have a coach in our system who was a great coach and also understood value. He ran a tight ship. . . . [O]ur coaches have always had the ability to spend at whatever level they wanted. I think Bill [Belichick] was always thinking about the future and really understood value. But we never held back with any of the coaches we’ve had over the last 30 years.”

Kraft has made comparable feedback in the previous. Any selections about spending weren’t his. They have been made by the man to whom Kraft entrusted the whole soccer operation — the coach and de facto G.M.

“I can assure our fans that spending will never be held back or the reason that we don’t sign players,” Kraft added. (*10*)

Again, It was Bill.

“They’ve been able to get whatever they want,” Kraft stated of the crew’s soccer operations. “If cash spending became an issue for our family, and we couldn’t do it, then I would sell the team. Winning football games, after my family, is the most important thing in my life. Whatever we can do to help make that happen, we’re going to do.”

So, mainly, the fact is that the Patriots haven’t spent a lot on gamers, relative to different groups. The notion is that they’ve been making an attempt to save cash. Kraft sees it merely as the manner Belichick did issues.

“I’m sorry this misconception has been out there,” Kraft stated. “I think people should just look at our record. We’re privileged over the last 30 years to have the best win-loss record of any team in sports. We went to 10 Super Bowls. There are teams that haven’t gone to one.”

Plenty of groups haven’t gone to at least one since Kraft purchased the crew in 1994, together with the different three groups in the AFC East. Along with the Browns, Jaguars, Texans, Commanders, Vikings, and Lions.

Over the last 10 years, that record expands to incorporate the Ravens, Steelers, Titans, Colts, Chargers, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Packers, Bears, Saints, Falcons, Panthers, and Cardinals.