Patriots PR staff wins Rozelle Award for first time in franchise history

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The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) voted the Patriots public relations staff as the winner of the 2022 Pete Rozelle Award.

The Patriots PR staff, the 33rd winner of the award, earned the Rozelle for the first time in franchise history.

The other 2022 nominees for the Rozelle Award were the Ravens, Broncos, Lions and the Washington Football Team.

The Rozelle Award is given to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. The award is named for Rozelle, NFL commissioner from 1960-89, who started his distinguished career in sports PR roles.

The Patriots public relations staff consisted of Stacey James (vice president of communications), Aaron Salkin (director of communications) and Stephanie Burnham (communications coordinator) in 2022. The staff was assisted by Michael Jurovaty (corporate communications director), Eric Adler (photo coordinator), Faith Worrell (summer intern), Chris McGean (seasonal intern) and Ronce Rajan (intern).

11 responses to “Patriots PR staff wins Rozelle Award for first time in franchise history

  1. It isn’t easy trying to convince the world that you’re still relevant.

  2. bobbydouglass says:
    May 13, 2022 at 4:07 pm
    It isn’t easy trying to convince the world that you’re still relevant
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    Question: are you speaking from experience or just trolling?

  3. That’s great but more importantly, system QBs with little arms like Tom Brady who were also suspended for cheating should not get in the Hall of Fame.

    Downvote this post to agree with me.

  4. When the darlings of the nfl can’t win anymore, they start making up awards to give to them.

  5. It’s about time. The NFL has been ripping the Patriots off on this award for years. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said “We’ve got the best PR Department in the NFL!” only to see them gift wrap the award to some Johnny Come Lately like Tampa Bay, or NFL Darlings the Broncos, Ravens, or Houston. It took long enough but it finally happened. I can die happy now. I just wish my Dad was here to witness it. Can’ wait to see the trophy in the case at Gillette. The PR department is “loaded” and primed for a REPEAT! Go Pat’s PR! Yeah!!

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