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In the 2000 draft, 31 NFL teams made a mistake that will always be remembered: they let Tom Brady through to the sixth round. At PlayOn99 News we tell you how the selection of the best player of all time was.

By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).

Coming out of the University of Michigan, he was passed over by every National Football League team and even scouts said he was a mediocre prospect.

In the year 2000, a rookie named Tom Brady watched as 198 players were selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft until his name came up in the 199th pick to join the New England Patriots.

There were six quarterbacks selected before Brady, but who knew he would become the greatest of all time.

Once he joined the Patriots, he replaced an injured Drew Bledsoe as the starter in 2001 and led New England to a Super Bowl victory over the heavily favored Rams.

Under Brady, the Patriots won the Super Bowl against the Panthers after the 2003 season and against the Eagles after the 2004 season.

Since then, no team has won the top trophy in consecutive years.

It was a decade before New England won a Super Bowl again and in that span they lost twice to the New York Giants, including a 17-14 loss on February 3, 2008 that prevented the Patriots from completing an undefeated season. .

Brady won his fourth ring when the Patriots held off Seattle on Malcolm Butler’s goal-line interception in the Super Bowl after the 2014 season.

Two years later, in the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, he rallied the Patriots from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit against Atlanta, which they beat in overtime.

A little more than two decades later, the 44-year-old Brady announced his retirement on Tuesday, having become the best player in NFL history, the holder of seven Super Bowl rings and a 15-time Pro Bowl selection, among another collection of records. .

The quarterback still keeps his resume from when he was 22 years old among his belongings and showed it in a photo on his personal Instagram account in which he jokes about the usefulness of him not having been selected by the Pats:

“I found my old resume! I really thought I was going to need it after the fifth round of the Draft.”

The owner of jersey number 12 won seven Super Bowls, one more than the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers who have six, and played in 10 games for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, 18 percent of the total 55 games for the championship. the NFL.

Born in San Mateo, California, his childhood idol was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, the second with the most Super Bowls won with four along with Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Surely today he will not need that résumé sheet that reminds him that it was worth waiting 198 places to retire as an NFL legend.


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