Statement from Robert Kraft on the passing of Frank Gifford:
"In the 1950s, a decade before the origin of the Boston Patriots, New England football fans predominantly rooted for the New York Giants. Partly due to proximity. Partly due to Frank Gifford. For more than a decade, he was one of the most dynamic players on one of the most successful teams. He was a handsome, All-American boy whose All-Pro success on the field made him one of the most popular and iconic players in the NFL and earned him entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His contributions to the NFL continued long after his playing days, as many will remember him for his analysis of games on Monday Night Football. I had the opportunity to meet Frank many times after I bought the Patriots and I always valued his counsel and advice. I was a fan of Frank Gifford's during his playing days, but grew to be an even bigger fan long after his playing career had ended. I am deeply saddened by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathie Lee and the entire Gifford family, as well as all those who are mourning his loss today."