Robert Kraft looks as if he’s starting to get impatient.
The Patriots proprietor spoke to reporters at NFL homeowners’ conferences in Palm Seaside, Fla., on Tuesday, and expressed disappointment that the franchise has not had postseason success in the last few years.
“I’m a Patriot fan, massive time, first, and greater than something it bothers me that we haven’t been capable of win a playoff sport within the final three years,” he said.
New England’s remaining playoff win received right here in February 2019, when the Patriots defeated the Rams in Tremendous Bowl 53. The next yr — in what might be quarterback Tom Brady’s remaining season with the crew — the Patriots went 12-4 sooner than dropping to the Titans throughout the wild-card spherical of the playoffs.
Kraft said he was pleased with the crew’s draft remaining yr, nonetheless threw barbs on the sooner 4 years.
“I’m completely satisfied that we had an excellent draft final 12 months and it made up for what occurred the earlier 4 years or so, and I stay up for hopefully having an excellent draft this 12 months. It’s the one approach you may construct your group for long run and persistently that you’ve got an opportunity of profitable, is having draft,” he said.
The Patriots accomplished the frequent season at 10-7 remaining yr sooner than getting shellacked by the AFC East rival Payments, 47-17, throughout the wild-card playoff sport.
Kraft said he hopes to see optimistic outcomes as rapidly as a result of the 2022 season.
“I’d count on it to occur as quickly as this 12 months,” he said. “I feel we’ve made commitments as a company. I feel we’ve got plenty of expertise. Some fantastic younger males from final 12 months and a pair within the weeds from earlier than. It’s an opportunity for them to develop and hopefully come collectively, and the group comes collectively.”
Kraft mentioned that he’s not solely an unlimited believer in quarterback Mac Jones, the Patriots’ first-round select remaining yr, nonetheless he moreover reaffirmed his faith in coach Invoice Belichick.
“I’m an enormous fan of Mac Jones,” he said. “You see how arduous he works. He wants the whole thing to go correct. He locations the time and energy, and his character as a crew man.
“So we’ve got an opportunity. With no good coach and quarterback, regardless of how good the opposite gamers are, I don’t suppose you may win persistently. Hopefully, I consider we’ve got each — an excellent coach and younger prospect at quarterback.”