Tom Brady appears to now be willing to talk about the Super Bowl loss.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady failed to win his sixth Super Bowl title - which would have been a record for a player - last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Brady, in the loss, still had an incredible game, finishing 28-of-48 for 505 yards with three touchdowns.
The loss is now Brady's third in Super Bowl contests. The Patriots, with Brady as quarterback, are 5-3 in Super Bowl games, with two losses coming to the New York Giants, and now one coming to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Since the game ended, Brady hasn't said much. Friday, he issued a long, positive statement on Instagram.
"It has taken me a few days to reflect on our SB loss as well as the great season our team had. There are many emotions when you come up short of your goal. And they are all part of learning and growing in this journey of life. Learning turns everything into a positive. And the number one feeling I have had the past 4 days is gratitude. Gratitude to my teammates for the incredible effort given all season regardless of the challenges we faced. Gratitude toward my coaches for the effort and sacrifice they make to put us players in the best position to win.
Gratitude to the NEP organization for supporting us on our very challenging and difficult journey.
Gratitude to the Philadelphia Eagles team and organization for bringing out the best in us and being gracious winners (as well as congratulations on winning the championship).
Gratitude toward our fans who showed up every week to cheer us on and commit their time and energy and love and support to what our goals are.
And gratitude to my family and friends who continue to love and support my dreams.
Thank you all. I love you all.
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Brady, after the contest, made it clear he isn't planning on retiring this offseason. It'll be interesting to see if Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski follow suit.