A week from today, the Patriots will take to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium to start preparations for the 2018 season. Finally, this Real Housewives of Norfolk County offseason will be behind them, and it will be full steam ahead for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
Or so they hope.
What's the status of the Patriots' pigskin trinity of Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as they enter their 18th season of winning ungodly amounts of football games together?
As murky as it was after the 2017 season concluded in disappointing fashion in the Super Bowl LII to the Eagles in Minnesota.