Tom Brady Addresses Retirement Rumors After Being Eliminated From Playoffs

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The New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady were eliminated from the 2020 NFL Playoffs in a loss against the Tennessee Titans over the weekend. Following the loss, there has been speculation about Tom’s future. Will he or won’t he retire?

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Many in the media guessed that the loss would be Tom’s last game at Gillette stadium. But not so fast. Tom Brady addressed the situation in a post on Instagram after thanking his teammates and keeping his head up amidst the loss.

“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,” Tom wrote. ‘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.”

Well said, but what everyone really wants to know is, Is Tom Brady retiring?

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“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,” he added. “And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.”

And there you have it. Tom Brady has more to prove. So that means, we still haven’t seen the last of the 42-year-old quarterback on the football field. Now, whether it’s with the New England Patriots or another team, that remains to be seen. After all, Tom is a free agent now and is eligible to go to whatever team he pleases.

If they’ll have him.

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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.

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