Some NFL teams haven’t been to the playoffs in years. The New York Jets don’t even have a story to tell about playoff experience in over a decade, which is so infuriating to their fans. But for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is obviously not used to his team coming up short, it took him just three years of the Pats being winless in the postseason to feel “bothered,” (h/tVia Zack Cox of NESN).
Speaking with reporters Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., Kraft said watching his team go three straight seasons without a playoff win “bothers” him.
“I’m a Patriot fan big-time first,” Kraft said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss, “and more than anything, it bothers me that we haven’t been able to win a playoff game in the last three years.”
There are a lot of NFL fanbases out there that have gone through much worse playoff droughts, let alone winless ones in the postseason. But apparently, when your team is the Patriots, it’s understandable to have short patience when good fortune isn’t going your team’s way.
The Patriots have made the playoffs in all but four seasons since the turn of the millennium, winning six Super Bowls along the way. They made the playoffs in the 2021 campaign but struck out in the wild card round, as the Patriots lost to the Buffalo Bills.