A History of Future Hall of Famer Tom Brady
Ask any football fan around the country who the greatest quarterback of all time is,and you’ll hear the same names over and over again. People like Joe Montana,John Elway,Peyton Manning,and Dan Marino are considered to among the NFL elite at the quarterback position. The name that may top everyone’s list though,is Tom Brady. Unlike the other names listed however,Brady was not thought to be one of the greats early on in his career.[dcl=6314] to see what we mean.
Not the Ideal Beginning
Brady began his career at the University of Michigan,where he would split time with incumbent starter Drew Henson. Brady had a good career at Michigan,but no one would say it was outstanding. Heading into the 2000 NFL draft,he was not considered to be one of the top prospects at the position. In fact,six quarterbacks were selected before Brady was taken in the 6th round by the New England Patriots.
Now,any NFL fan will tell you that the expectations for any 6th round pick are very low,and the same was true for Brady. The Patriots already had a quarterback they were looking to build their franchise around in Drew Bledsoe. However,Bledsoe would go down with an injury,and it was time for Brady to step in.[dcl=6314]
Becoming a Legend
Any Patriots fan that tells you they were excited to see Brady get in would be lying,but Brady would soon prove his worth. Brady began an improbable journey,leading New England to win after win,cumulating into an upset victory over the St Louis Rams in the Super Bowl.
Many experts thought it was luck,or possibly a fluke,but they would be proven wrong yet again as the years went on. Brady would go on to lead the Patriots to 8 Super Bowl appearances,and 5 wins,more than any quarterback that has ever played. Brady would set records,and push the Patriots into dynasty status over the years,and even in his 40’s is still considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today,and one of the most popular judging from his jersey sales and the memorabilia that fans search for vigorously.[dcl=6314] here.