Patriots owner Robert Kraft expressed tepid optimism about his team days away from their season opener against the Eagles on Sunday.
Kraft spoke to reporters Thursday after a ceremonial ribbon cutting in from of Gillette Stadium’s renovated north entrance which includes a new lighthouse.
“I sort of like that people are picking us to come in fourth in the division,” Kraft said. “I think there’s a great chemistry. This is a young team, too. This might be one of the youngest teams, I think. Coach has done a good job overall. I think having Bill O’Brien come here and work with Mac — they seem to have great chemistry. I’m actually excited about the team.”
Vegas oddsmakers have the Patriots at +800 to win the AFC East this season. The Bills are favorites at +120, the Jets are +270 and the Dolphins are +300.
The Patriots have the fifth-oldest roster in the NFL with an average age of 26 years and 10 months. The Patriots have hovered around an average age of 26-to-27 years since 2018.