Which Patriots team is your all-time favorite?
1994: New beginnings
Local businessman Robert Kraft became the team's fourth owner when he purchased it in January 1994 from St. Louis businessman James Busch Orthwein. Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells (right) was in his second season calling the shots in Foxborough, and quarterback Drew Bledsoe (left), taken first overall in the 1993 NFL draft out of Washington State, was back for his sophomore season. Bledsoe passed early and often in '94, leading the NFL in completions (400) and passing yards (4,555). All-Pro tight end Ben Coates was a favorite target, finishing the season with 96 catches for 1,174 yards and 7 touchdowns.