Days after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41 to 33, the 40-year-old quarterback took to Instagram to share a photo from the game and a lengthy note about his feelings following the loss.
"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," Brady began. "And they are all part of learning and growing in this journey of life. Learning turns everything into a positive. And the number one feeling I have had the past four days is gratitude."
The father of three then details all that he has to be thankful for in his life, including his teammates, fans, family and friends.
Brady even gave a shout-out to the Eagles. "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)," he wrote.
"Thank you all. I love you all," he concluded.
On Monday, Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, also shared a photo praising her husband, his team and the Eagles. "Congratulations Eagles for winning the Super Bowl, what a game that was!" she wrote. "Congratulations Patriots for giving your best and to my love, we are incredibly proud of you because we are able to see every day all the commitment, sacrifice and hard work that you have devoted to become the best in what you do. We love you!"