FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- One thing we learned Monday about shoe-in Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady: he has custom stationary.
Brady posted a letter, with 'Tom Brady' printed on its header, on Facebook thanking fans for their support this season.
"Thank you to all of our fans for the incredible support you gave us this season," Brady 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."
"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."
"Thanks again, Your truly, Tom."
The Patriots and 38-year-old Brady fell 20-18 last Sunday to the Denver Broncos and 39-year-old Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship. New England had a 13-5 record this season, including the post season, and were a top-seed in the AFC, only behind the No. 1 Broncos.
Brady, a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, completed the most passes of his career this season with 402 out of 624 attempts. He also threw 36 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing for three more scores. In the playoffs, Brady completed 55-of-98 passes for 612 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.