Now that Tom Brady is one win away from another Super Bowl Championship, Roger Goodell appears to be trying to mend their relationship.
The NFL's Commissioner was asked if it would be awkward if the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI and he had to hand the Lombardi Trophy over to the recently suspended quarterback.
Goodell answered "not for a second" on Wednesday's edition of "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd. The commissioner later added that, "It would be an honor."
"We had two great games," Goodell said, according to Kevin Duffy of masslive.com. "I was in Boston two years ago for the divisional and the championship games. I try to get to as many stadiums as I can. We have two great games, and you've got to choose. Frankly, the focus should be on the players."
Goodell described his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft as "healthy." Kraft was one of the league's biggest supporters before the "Deflategate" scandal, but has been highly critical of the way the NFL handled the situation.
"I wouldn't be doing my job if somebody wasn't unhappy with a decision you make," Goodell said. "Robert and I can disagree about certain things. We have a healthy relationship. But that's true with any owner ..."
Source: masslive.com · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press