Well, now he's revealing all the gory details on his reality show, "Tom vs Time" - and it's a miracle he was able to throw the ball at all.
He was confident about Gronkowski's status immediately following the AFC Championship: Unlike his thoughts about his own hand injury, Brady was much more optimistic about Gronkowski's status for the Super Bowl.
The sportsman, who is married to Gisele Bundchen, explained: "I think you realize the sun comes up the next morning".
The 40-year-old is now looking forward to spending as much time as possible with his family, a luxury the Brady family can't enjoy during the National Football League season. "One of the great wins we ever had", said Brady. But I gave everything I had.
It ended with Brady inhaling a beer in a matter of seconds.
Further praising the Patriots, Brady continued, "I'm proud of our efforts throughout the year.
Time" docuseries, which was released Monday on Facebook Watch, Brady gives viewers a look at the cut on his right hand from prior to the team's AFC Championship Game win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On the Super Bowl, Brady laments that he couldn't make the catch on a first-quarter trick play or hold onto the ball before an Eagles strip-sack late in the fourth quarter.
That Super Bowl loss to the Eagles still stings, he said. "We were just a couple plays short".
In a previous episode, Gisele said that Brady told her he wanted to play to win two more Super Bowls before retiring.
"We lost Gronk in the first half of the game. It didn't look good there for a little bit, but fortunately, Thursday, I didn't practice, I took some time off. Friday, did just a little bit and things kind of felt a lot better on Saturday and [Sunday] I was just able to kind of do what I needed to do".
"I've really enjoyed it and it's been a great experience for me to try something different. You reach in different directions and know what feels comfortable, and what's not so comfortable", he said. How you find that balance was a big part of what "Tom vs". "I also realize I'm a lot closer to the end than the beginning, and you don't know when you're going to get opportunities again".
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