Tom Brady Resume Circa 1999 Shows What Might Have Been If Pats Hadn’t Selected Him with 199th Pick (Pic)
Peyton Manning was a football blue blood. His dad played for the Saints, all his brothers were star athletes, he was a hot shot at Tennesse, and the Colts drafted him No. 1 overall in 1998.
Tom Brady was the exact opposite. He was seventh on the QB depth chart when he started at Michigan and had to fight tooth and nail for the starting job after Brian Griese left. Then, ever after going 20-5 as a starter, leading the Wolverines to a Big Ten title and a victory over Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl with a four-touchdown, 369-yard performance, Brady still wasn’t considered a hot NFL prospect. So when the 2000 draft rolled around he had to wait until the sixth round, when the Patriots took him with the 199th overall pick.
The point? Brady may boast one of the greatest resumes in NFL history now—3x Super Bowl champ, 2x Super Bowl MVP, 2x NFL MVP, 5th all-time in passing TDs, 6th all-time in passing yards—but back in 1999 his future in the NFL was no guarantee. So back then he also had a regular resume, just like the rest of us.
And yesterday, Brady himself shared that resume on Facebook:
Let’s take a closer look at that, shall we?
Apparently if Tom Brady was not a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, he probably would have been either a stock broker or a golf course manager.
Either way, it’s doubtful he would have married a supermodel.
Hat Tip – [Reddit]