LTom Brady’s arrival with the New England Patriots as the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft has become legendary.
The skinny kid of that now-infamous image became the greatest star in NFL history. With seven rings on his fingers, he surpasses other great sports legends such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Joe Montana or LeBron James.
Brady also has more rings than any other NFL team in history, so the New England Patriots will continue to honor him forever.
But after he was drafted, few knew the inside story, and Massachusetts had a tape of Brady doing his first post-draft interview with the media.
Tom Brady shows competitive spirit for first time
Although Tom Brady was selected with the 199th pick in the draft, he didn’t feel any displeasure about it. Quite the contrary, he told the media that all he wanted was a chance to play in the league.
Additionally, he spoke highly of quarterback Drew Bledsoe, but still confirmed he’ll be looking for the QB1 spot anyway.
This conversation sums up Tom Brady’s philosophy that has brought him so much success throughout his career. It really is a piece of history that everyone wants to hear. Here’s what he said:
“I’ve been looking for a place where I can get my foot in the door and try to do well for the team that drafted me. I don’t think the word is disappointing. I mean, I feel good about the team that drafted me. Very comfortable,” Brady said earlier. 23 years.
“Whether it’s the second round or the sixth round, I think everybody’s starting on the same level. It’s a great opportunity to come back to New England and play for the Patriots. It’s definitely a great opportunity.
“It’s a dream come true. Drew Bledsoe is without a doubt one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and it would be great to learn from him and compete for a spot with the Patriots. Saw him on the bowl.
“His composure and composure and the way he plays. It’s been amazing to watch and I’m excited to have the opportunity to go learn from him and be ready to play when the team calls me.”