It's safe to say that Robert Kraft would have preferred to retain Tom Brady as opposed to losing him in free agency.
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their signing of Brady official Friday, the New England Patriots owner compared losing his legendary quarterback to an in-law disrupting a marriage.
"Think about loving your wife, and for whatever reason, there's something - her father or mother - that makes life impossible for you, and you have to move on but you don't want to," Kraft told NFL Network's Michael Giardi.
Kraft failed to clarify what - or who - played the role of the in-law during the veteran passer's departure.
The owner and Brady have always had a close relationship. While Kraft expressed disappointment in Brady's decision earlier this week, he ultimately wanted his friend and former player to be happy.
Brady leaves New England after 20 seasons with arguably the most impressive quarterback resume in NFL history.