On Sunday afternoon the New England Patriots saw their season come to a disappointing end with a loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round. The loss brought familiar questions regarding the future of the Patriots dynasty.
Well, one of those questions was answered on Wednesday morning.
Star quarterback Tom Brady made it clear he has no plans of retirement. He took to his social media channels to say he still has more to prove.
“In both life and football, failure is inevitable,” Brady said.
“You don’t always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.”
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I just wanted to say to all of our fans, THANK YOU! After a few days of reflection, I am so grateful and humbled by the unconditional support you have shown me the past two decades. Running out of that tunnel every week is a feeling that is hard to explain. I wish every season ended in a win, but that’s not the nature of sports (or life). Nobody plays to lose. But the reward for working hard is just that, the work!! I have been blessed to find a career I love, teammates who go to battle with me, an organization that believes in me, and fans who have been behind us every step of the way. Every one of us that works at Gillette Stadium strived to do their best, spent themselves at a worthy cause, and prepared to fail while daring greatly (h/t Teddy Roosevelt). And for that, we’ve been rewarded with something that the scoreboard won’t show – the satisfaction of knowing we gave everything to each other in pursuit of a common goal. That is what TEAM is all about. In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You dont always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.
Brady is a free agent heading into the 2020 season, which could get very interesting, very quickly. Fans and analysts alike want to know if he’ll stay with the Patriots next season.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is interviewing for several other head coaching opportunities. If he decides to move on, that could blow up the current dynasty in New England.
The decisions of Brady and McDaniels could change the landscape of the NFL.