Tom Brady and his New England Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game, but Tom was incredible gracious in defeat. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson took to Instagram on Tuesday to post some of the comments that Tom Brady said to him following the game, and they are as good as it gets.

From the caption:

I know a lot of people hate this man but man when he was pick 199 and was over look he inspired me I was undrafted and over came all the odds so bless what he told me at the end of this game. He said “CJ way to fight and prove everybody wrong you belong in this league and your one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great” those words meant so much growing up watching Tom overcame I’m proud to say I’m 3-2 vs his teams and proud to say I get to battle him every year. Thanks Tom for telling me those words they will stick and I know a lot of people don’t like you but I have MAD RESPECT. Thanks I see you overcome as others in this league and now it’s my turn. 💯🏈🙏🏾🙏🏾

It is hard to expect those sort of words following such a big loss, but leave it to Tom to lose with such class.