NE as a team didn't want to get rid of Jimmy Garoppolo! He was the heir apparent to Brady, but Tom wasn't ready to step down! It was the same situation as with Favre in GB; Rodgers on the back burner, QB in waiting! Tom went over Belichick's head to the owner and sent Garoppolo packin'! Kraft's finally coming around to the coach's way of thinking and stopped interfering in day to day operations! I think Bill was ready to bolt himself leaving Kraft with his old QB and a system without a leader!Very happy for the KC Chiefs. It has been a long wait for their fans. I went to undergraduate school in Kansas but never warmed up to the Chiefs (I have been a Cowboys fan forever). Still I am happy that they finally made it to the Superbowl. I will be rooting for them. I never cared for the 49rs. I wonder what the Patriots are thinking now? They let their backup QB to SF and now he is probably going to be a SB champion, while they got eliminated in the first playoff game.