Tom Brady Enters the 2000s NFL Drafts as an unannounced prospect in midfield. A poor performance at the NFL Combine further reduced his already lackluster chances of getting into the squad after struggling as a starting quarterback in college.
Because of this uncertainty, Brady actually took the time to prepare his resume. Such precaution might seem ludicrous now, an unpredictable necessity for a man who would go on to dominate the league, but it wasn’t so far-fetched at the time.
Brady spent two years at Michigan against Drew Henson for the starting midfield position. He’s finally landed the job that even the most optimistic fan can’t call a convincing victory. In Brady’s senior season, he will start the first half and Henson will take over in the second, after which the higher performer will receive the second half assignment for that game.
The wild arrangement lasted through the first seven games of the 1999 college football season before Brady was named their full-time defender. Brady’s struggle to separate himself from his college competition has raised doubts among scouts about his potential as an NFL quarterback.
Fittingly, it wasn’t until the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft 6th round that the New England Patriots picked Tom Brady. Six other midfielders were picked before him. Brady got into the draft so late that he actually prepared an official resume as a backup plan.
“I really think I will need this after (not drafted into) the fifth round.” – Tom Brady about the resume he prepared in Winter 2000
In hindsight, it’s clear Brady never needed it, but the fact that the greatest quarterback of all time had his resume ready for fear of getting damaged adds another inspirational chapter and funny for the story about brave catlegendary career of.
Tom Brady quickly eliminated the need for a backup plan
brave cat quickly became the star of the NFL, allowing him to roll out his resume. Following his pick, he served as the Patriots’ fourth quarterback as a rookie. He won the main supporting role for Drew Bledose in his sophomore year and an early injury to Bledsoe gave Brady a chance to start.
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The rest is history as he will never give up the starting quarterback role, leading the Patriots to an instant Super Bowl victory that season. Brady went on to win seven Super Bowls, five Super Bowl MVPs, and three regular season MVPs during his illustrious career.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/nfl/tom-brady-prepared-resume-2000-thinking-make-nfl?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Tom Brady prepares his résumé thinking he won’t make it to the NFL