With Tom Brady’s retirement announcement seemingly on the horizon (according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter), we’re bound to hear plenty of stories about the seven-time Super Bowl champion over the next little while.
ESPN wasn’t even waiting for the official announcement when they got to talking about Brady’s retirement during today’s pregame show. And it just so happens that a few of the analysts on their crew were former teammates of Brady.
One of those guys is former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. He, along with Randy Moss, Rex Ryan and others, were talking about what Brady has meant to the NFL when Bruschi dropped this awesome Tom Brady story.
As the tale goes, Tedy and Tom were talking on the phone a few years ago when Tedy mentioned that his son Dante (who was a freshman in high school at the time) was playing quarterback. Brady immediately told Bruschi to go get his son while he calls him back on FaceTime. Bruschi went to get Dante, who was in his underwear getting ready for bed — and Brady, who was wearing his pajamas at the time, proceeded to give Dante some tips on playing the quarterback position over video chat.
Tedy tells the story much better. Trust me:
According to MaxPreps, Dante is now playing the fullback and middle linebacker positions at Bishop Feehan High School, so it appears as though his quarterbacking career was short-lived. Regardless, that’s still one awesome story that he’ll always be able to share about the GOAT.