— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2018
The New England Patriots big 3 will work to resolve any lingering issues now that Jimmy Garrapolo has moved on to Silicon Valley.
Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Media — Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady will sit down at seasons end to see if the dynasty can be saved amid strife and disdain.
“There is going to be a meeting after the season, whenever the season ends, between Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady to clear the air and get through a lot of this tension that they have had to deal with this season,” Rapoport said. “There is tension between the Jimmy Garoppolo trade and who wanted what, to Tom Brady’s trainer (Alex Guerrero) and all of these issues they have battled through this year. My understanding is this is expected to continue past this season.
“First there is Bill Belichick, who is under contract for several more years and Belichick came out and said he absolutely believes that he will be the Patriots coach next year. And from what I understand, I don’t see any situation where Robert Kraft allows anything besides that. Then there is Tom Brady, of course, he is also under contract. He is never getting traded by the Patriots. He is going to retire there. It is really on these three guys to come together after the season, figure it out and move forward.”
While we wait — the Patriots still must face the Titans in the AFC Divisional Round — while hoping to bring a third Super Bowl in four years to Foxboro.