FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - In his first Instagram post since a tough loss in Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady says he has taken a few days to reflect on the season.
“It has taken me a few days to reflect on our SB loss as well as the great season our team had,” he said. “There are many emotions when you come up short of your goal.”
Brady threw for a Super Bowl record 505 yards and three touchdowns in the game, but the Patriots fell to the Eagles, 41-33 after a late strip sack stymied a Patriots drive.
“Learning turns everything into a positive,” he said in the post. “And the number one feeling I have had the past 4 days is gratitude.
Brady thanked his teammates, the organization, the Eagles for bringing out the best in the team, the fans, and his family and friends.
Brady posted the message along with a photo of teammate Rob Gronkowski. Rumors have swirled around whether the game was Gronkowski’s final game, as he is rumored to be contemplating retirement. Gronkowski did not refute those rumors in a postgame interview.
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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 postitive. 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. Best, Tom
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