From the outside looking in, the 2015 NFL season was, arguably, the most difficult in Tom Brady’s illustrious career, as he was forced to overcome scrutiny and flat-out hate from fans and opponents while still focusing on playing football each and every week.
In addition to all of that, there were rumors about his marriage with supermodel Gisele Bundchen and people bashing him and his legacy following the Deflategate scandal from last year.
Coming off of a Super Bowl victory during the 2014 season, Brady knows that, as time passes and he ages, anything but another ring falls short on expectations from both himself and New England fans, which is why he wrote a heartfelt letter to personally thank those who have supported and stood by Pats fans no matter the situation.
Posting the letter to his Facebook page, Brady sure sounded as if he’s already cranked up and ready to go for the 2016 campaign following the loss in the AFC title game last weekend, and it has to be dope for Pats fans to get a message like this from the face of a franchise and icon like Brady has become since joining the team in 2000.
Here’s a clearer idea for what it reads:
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.
Your truly, Tom
Classy move by the guy in the heat of everything that he’s endured over the past year.