tom brady he was on the road for Christmas this year, and despite a tumultuous season that included his highly publicized divorce, the veteran quarterback continues to count his «blessings.»

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in what Brady called an «ugly win.» Despite not being able to celebrate the holiday with his family, he said spending it with his team was the next best thing.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls for a play against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game on Sunday, December 25, 2022, in Glendale, Arizona.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls for a play against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game on Sunday, December 25, 2022, in Glendale, Arizona.
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«Yes, we all miss being with our family and our kids, and if you can’t be that way because they schedule Christmas Day, then the next best place to be is with all your friends and playing a sport you love,» Brady. he said Monday during his weekly appearance on «Let’s Go!» podcast.

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«And I know there are a lot of people who got so many congratulatory messages even after it was a nasty win, and I got a lot of nasty wins this year. But I think everyone is with you. Your family and friends are with you all the way when you’re going through the kind of season we’ve had.

We are fighting hard. We are fighting to the end. that for your family when you can».

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady (12) reacts after a fumble during the first quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady (12) reacts after a fumble during the first quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Brady and his ex-wife Gisele Bundchen officially announced their divorce in October after months of speculation. The couple share two children, while Brady shares a son with his ex-wife Bridget Moynahan.

Brady He celebrated Christmas with his children. this week and shared some images on social media on Tuesday.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at Levi's Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Santa Clara, California.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at Levi’s Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Santa Clara, California.
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the seven times super bowl champion He’s had a whirlwind season both on and off the field, but he said Monday that having «perspective» on life and being able to «count your blessings» helps him stay connected through it all.

«Waking up on Christmas day and having the opportunity to do a job you love is a blessing — win or lose, it’s a blessing. The fact that you’re coming out of the game healthy is a blessing. The fact of the matter that I showed up at home today and my oldest son flew out at 8 am, that’s a blessing. That I get to celebrate Christmas with my children is a blessing.»