The New England Patriots, along with quarterback Tom Brady, have been nearly silent following their 41-33 Super Bowl LII loss just under a week ago.
The only real news that has been produced surrounding the team is a robbery that occurred at tight end Rob Gronkowski’s house in Foxborough while he was at the Super Bowl over the weekend.
Following these few days of silence, Brady has come out in reflection of the Super Bowl and also showed his gratitude for all of the fans that have supported the team since the beginning.
Brady said all the right things in this post, both in evaluating his defeat and in thanking the Eagles for “for bringing out the best in us and being gracious winners.”
Many are pointing to this possibly being the end of the Brady era of the NFL, and rightfully so. The tone in this does seem somewhat reminiscent. However, Brady has never said that he is considering retiring in the near future.
“Yeah, you’re going to see me playing football next year,” he said before the Super Bowl. “I don’t envision not playing.”
Regardless, every athlete has to hang it up at some point and that day is growing closer and closer for Brady. While he is still playing at an unbelievable level, he is 40 years old which is very old for an NFL player, let alone a quarterback who has been doing it for as long as Brady has.
When it comes down to it, it’s going to happen. Football fans, regardless of who they root for on Sunday afternoons, just have to enjoy the greatness that is Tom Brady while they will can.