- Brady has the chance to win his fifth Super Bowl
- Goodell on if he'd be uncomfortable handing Brady the Lombardi Trophy: 'Not for a second ... It would be an honor'
What he then said was viewed as a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"For a number of reasons, all of you in the stadium understand how big this win was," Kraft said, which drew a roar from the crowd. "But we have to go to Houston and win one (more)."
The Patriots are back in the Super Bowl, and that means Goodell can't hide from them anymore. Or at least that's what it feels like.
"Deflategate" was born a little more than two years ago, the last time Goodell attended a Patriots home game. But soon enough, Goodell, Kraft and Tom Brady will be in the same location: NRG Stadium in Houston at Super Bowl LI.
"I've gotta ask you, you've just gotta be as honest as you can," FOX's Colin Cowherd asked Goodell on Wednesday
. "If you handed the trophy to Brady, wouldn't there be a little discomfort, maybe, because of all the talk and the narrative and the media? Would you be slightly uncomfortable for even a moment?"
Goodell didn't hesitate in his answer.