The Patriots lost 20-18 to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, ending their chances at earning back-to-back Lombardi trophies.
However, Brady assured Patriots fans that his team will use this season as motivation and will come back hungry for another championship, saying "The road to the next one, is paved by seasons like this one!"
Thank you to all of our fans for the incredible support you gave us this season. I'm proud to call New England my home and to have the privilege of playing for your team.
Our team fought hard all year, right down to the final play. I'm proud of the effort we all put in to prepare each game as if it were our last. We never quit nor lost sight of what we were playing for. It's rare to have the honor of being on a team like that.
It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to get as far as we did. Our goal every season is to win the last game, but as I've learned, the road to the next one is paved by seasons like this one.
Yours truly, Tom
Images Courtesy of Keystone Press