New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft enjoys Bill Belichick winning his 299th game against the New York Jets.
Bill Belichick has officially won his 300th career game as a head coach as his New England Patriots defeated the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Ironically, the Super Bowl-champion head coach had previously coached the Browns from 1991-95.
After the win, owner Robert Kraft made an appearance in the home locker room to congratulate Belichick on the milestone.
Ultimately, Kraft made it known that he enjoyed the fact that Belichick’s 299th win was against the New York Jets, who also employed him from 1997-99.
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“We don’t give game balls out without a being a special milestone. I want you to know that Sept. 8, 1991, [Belichick] came to Foxborough to coach the Cleveland Browns against the New England Patriots, where he won his first game as a head coach,” Kraft said. “Twenty-eight years later, he’s coming back to this same location and winning his 300th game. Only the third man in the history of the 100 years of the NFL to do that.
“I’m happy as we all are that 263 of those 300 has been as coach of the New England Patriots. I’m especially happy that 299 was against the New York Jets and 300 was against the Cleveland Browns. Congratulations.”
New England defeated the Jets on Monday night in Week 7 by a score of 33-0, having now swept the season series against the AFC East rival. The Patriots have solidified themselves as arguably the best team in the league, starting the year 8-0, and Robert Kraft is loving every moment of it.