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15 years ago today the Greatest quarterback of all time was drafted with the 199th pick in Draft

bradyYou can hate him all you want, but Tom Brady is a true Diamond in the Rough.  The former Michigan quarterback, looked horrible at the Scouting Combine, and honestly looked like a player who would never amount to anything in the league.  Well 15 years later, we are talking about the best quarterback to ever play the game.

Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. Initially he served as a backup quarterback and played in only one game during his first season. The 2001 season was a different story. After starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe was injured, Brady took over, proving himself a strong leader with a powerful arm. Anyone who doubted his abilities only had to look at the team’s record, an impressive 11 wins to 3 losses in the 14 games that Brady started. In the post-season, he helped the team secure a win over the St. Louis Rams at Super Bowl XXXVI, and Brady received the game’s MVP award.

Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick have combined to form one of the most successful quarterback-coach tandems in NFL history, winning 160 regular season games and 21 postseason games together, as well as appearing in six Super Bowls together, all NFL records

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15 years ago today, Patriots used the 199th pick in the NFL Draft on a QB named Tom Brady. #tbt (via @Patriots)

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