FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The prevailing thought around the NFL is that when the league's latest television contracts take effect in 2014, there will be a considerable increase in the salary cap.
Speaking at a community event on Thursday at Gillette Stadium, Patriots owner Robert Kraft refuted that notion.
"I don't really see that happening," Kraft said. "I don't think what happened in 2006 will happen in the future here, because if you understand the labor agreement and the long-term part of this, there will be a smooth growth."
"Anyone who assumes huge jumps, I hope they're in our division," Kraft said with a smile.
This week, the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady agreed on a restructured contract that will push Brady's cap number to about $22 million in 2013 and 2014.