A little more than a month removed from losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady has finally opened up about what it was like to lose his third Super Bowl and his constant battle with Father Time.
“I think you realize the sun comes up the next morning, your life goes on but, you know, those games live with you for the rest of your life. That’s part of being an athlete. That’s part of being in a very competitive sport,” Brady admitted on Good Morning America.
Unlike in years past, the New England Patriots weren’t actually expected to go into the postseason, as injuries continued to plague the team. As Brady said, “We overcame a lot of adversity…but we just came up a little bit short.” But in true TB12 fashion, he’s already looking toward the 2018-2019 campaign.
“I think it’s just processing what happened last season and how you can be better the next season. There’s no real formula for it,” he said. “I think every year is a little bit different. There are different things that happen in your life outside of football.”
But as Brady’s resume gets longer, the 40-year-old quarterback is aging and each season brings on new challenges. For the five-time champ, it’s all about learning how to manage his commitments and finding a balance between his rigorous football training and his life at home with his wife Gisele Bündchen and their three young kids. It’s a concept the future Hall of Famer discusses heavily in his Facebook Watch series, “Tom vs Time.”
Brady isn’t sure how much longer he’ll be playing the game he loves, but he will have one of the most storied careers ever, no matter when he decides to hang up his cleats.