Tom Brady told Robert Kraft he expects to play 6-7 more years. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)
Led by Tom Brady, the Patriots have dominated the AFC East for a long, long time.
Since 2001, New England has won every AFC East title, except for two — 2002 and 2008 — and Brady missed the 2008 season with a torn ACL.
The dominance may not end soon, as Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters at the NFL league meetings Monday Brady expects to play 6-7 more years.
Later on in the day, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was told of Kraft’s comments.
“Good luck,” Ross replied, via ESPN. “I love Tom Brady. He’s a Michigan guy. It’s OK. I don’t worry about them. We have to worry about my team.”
Added Ross: “I admire Tom Brady. He’s a fabulous person, a great player, no question. I have total respect for him. But I haven’t given up on ours. We’re building our team. I like our coach, I like our culture — I think we’re changing it — and we’re looking to be competitive.”
The Dolphins have been competitive with the Patriots in recent years, but it still hasn’t been enough to overtake them at the top of the division.
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