Patriots owner Robert Kraft raves about Tom Brady entering Super Bowl 2021

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Kraft isn't hiding his allegiance to Brady entering Super Bowl 55 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

You could argue it'd be a tough look for the Patriots if Tom Brady wins a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after New England let him walk in free agency.

But Robert Kraft doesn't seem to view it that way.

The Patriots owner says he'll be pulling for his former quarterback when the Bucs battle the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

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"I’m rooting for Tom Brady,” Kraft told CBS Sunday Morning in an interview that will air the morning of the Super Bowl. "I’m so excited. We’ve had some great communications and he is such a special human being. We were privileged to have him here for two decades, and he’s one of the finest human beings I’ve ever met.

“He knows how to lead, and I wish him well. I really hope he wins Sunday."

Kraft reportedly reached out to Brady to congratulate him after Tampa Bay beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, so it appears he's fully in the 43-year-old's corner.

Kraft isn't alone in Foxboro in his support for TB12. Wide receiver Julian Edelman was among many Patriots players to marvel at Brady reaching his 10th career Super Bowl, and we'd imagine Brady's ex-teammates would rather see him win another title than Patrick Mahomes and the AFC rival Chiefs.

Common sense suggests head coach Bill Belichick won't feel the same way if Brady wins a championship without him. But as Rodney Harrison explained to our Tom E. Curran on the latest Patriots Talk Podcast, even the curmudgeonly Belichick may look at his former QB like a "proud father" on Sunday.

Kickoff at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is at 6:30 p.m. ET -- and it sounds like the Patriots will be waving their Brady pom-poms.