Tom Brady Sends Letter to Patriots Fans

Tom Brady
The Associated Press

Tom Brady went old school by penning a letter on custom stationary thanking fans of the New England Patriots. He went new school by delivering the message on Facebook.

“Thank you to all of our fans for the incredible support you gave us this season,” the quarterback wrote. “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.”

The New England Patriots lost 20-18 to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game. A missed extra-point early in the game forced the Patriots to go for two late after scoring a touchdown with just 12 ticks left on the clock. But Brady threw an interception that effectively ended the game.

“It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to get as far as we did,” Brady explained in the letter. “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.”