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The Hidden Talents of The New England Patriots Most Famous Stars

The Hidden Talents of The New England Patriots Most Famous Stars
The Hidden Talents of The New England Patriots Most Famous Stars

The New England Patriots are one of the most famous sports franchises on the planet and have won more than their fair share of major honors. Over the course of the last 63 years, Patriots fans have been tantalized and captivated by the talents of players like Sam Cunningham, Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady.

What most fans don’t realize though, is that their favorite stars’ talents aren’t just confined to the football field. Away from it many of them have a host of hidden talents and skills, read on to find out about the New England Patriots stars of past and present that are Jack of all trades.

  • Richard Seymour
  • Age: 43
  • Position: Defensive lineman
  • Patriots Career: 2001-2008

South Carolina born Richard Seymour had a great career with the New England Patriots, winning three Super Bowls in his seven year stint with the franchise. During that period he was named in three First Team All-Pros and was eventually named in the NFL 2000s All Decade Team.

Whilst Seymour retired from professional football in 2012, the former defensive lineman still gets his fair share of competitive action. It’s just that he has decided to replace big tackles with all-in calls and long receptions with ballsy bluffs at the poker table.

Seymour’s reasoning for his success attribute to using all the skills within his arsenal from bluffing and analyzing his hand rankings to his full advantage, this is why he can be found playing a game of poker at high-stakes tables all around the country. In 2019 he even qualified for the World Series of Poker main event, finishing 131st.

(Richard Seymour discuss his poker exploits.)

  • Tully Banta-Cain
  • Age: 42
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Patriots Career: 2003-2006

Drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round in the NFL Draft, Tully Banta-Cain would go on to enjoy three successful years at the franchise before moving to the San Francisco 49ers and then eventually returning to the Gillette Stadium in 2009.

During his time with the Patriots, Banta-Cain won two Super Bowls and endeared himself to fans with his big tackles and all-action style of play. Whilst the 42-year-old might hold some regrets over his early retirement from football, he still has a lot to be proud of.

A talented singer, Banta-Cain featured on America’s Got Talent in 2022 singing with a NFL Players Chorus. The rendition of Lean on Me by Bill Withers sung by the choir was good enough to see them advance to the next round, even after withering British judge Simon Cowell had asked the group to sing acapella so that he could scrutinize their harmonies.

  • Tom Brady
  • Age: 45
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Patriots Career: 2000-2019

The 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft wasn’t tipped for great things by the Scouting Combine, but 23 years on Brady has racked up 381 games, 649 passing touchdowns and seven Super Bowls, six of which came with the New England Patriots.

To say that Tom Brady is the Goat is somewhat of an understatement. The 45-year-old isn’t just Patriots royalty or even football royalty, he is sporting royalty. Finally retired (for good this time) Tom Brady gets his competitive thrills from playing golf.

Whilst his handicap of 8 isn’t the best, he has an awful lot more time on his hands now to improve on that front. Last year, The Match was broadcast on TNT, which saw Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers take on Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes at The Wynn Golf Club with the former emerging victorious.

  • Mac Jones
  • Age: 24
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Patriots Career: 2021-present

Considering his nickname of ‘The Joker’ in school, you would be forgiven for thinking that 24-year-old Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is not exactly the studious type. Similar to another quarterback on this list, Jones has always had a strong work ethic.

That work ethic allowed him to not only focus on his game and becoming a top rated quarterback prospect, but to focus wholeheartedly on his studies. In interviews, Jones frequently described himself as having two jobs – one as a full-time quarterback for the Crimson Tide and another as a business communications student.

Excelling at both, Jones is now directing all of his energy on becoming a star quarterback in the NFL, but once his career on the field is over, don’t be shocked to see him venturing into the world of business.


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