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Sport Drew Bledsoe admits he never thought Tom Brady would be more than a career backup

05:45  26 january  2020
05:45  26 january  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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He ’s one of more than 40 members of that team who will be honored in a ceremony this weekend When asked whether he saw this success coming, Bledsoe answered honestly: Not only did he not view Brady as a superstar in waiting, he wasn’t even convinced he ’d be anything more than a career

Tom Brady’s ascension to the greatest quarterback in NFL history has been improbable, which has made it so appealing.

Drew Bledsoe sitting on a table© James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Brady, as is well known, was a sixth-round pick by the New England Patriots (No. 199 overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. New England already had a strong starter in Drew Bledsoe, so Brady was projected to compete for a backup job. Brady ultimately became the team’s backup but sat behind Bledsoe for the 2000 season.

In a profile by E:60 called “Better With Age,” Bledsoe recalls his thoughts on Brady. Bledsoe said he viewed Brady as someone who would be a career backup, similar to Jason Garrett.

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Amendola said he believes Brady wants to spend time with his family, and he expects that to be a Amendola, who is also a free agent, mentioned how much influence Brady has on a team, noting “ Tom was no different than any other player,” Amendola said. “ He would get coached just like any

Bledsoe readily admits he underestimated Brady when the two became teammates in 2000. While Bledsoe believed Brady would have longevity in the league, he never dreamed it would be as a New England Patriots icon. In a trailer for his upcoming E:60 special, Bledsoe recalls thinking Brady

Bledsoe could not have been more wrong.

The now-retired quarterback got injured in 2001, and Brady took over the starting job. He won the Super Bowl that season, and the Patriots traded Bledsoe to the Bills over the offseason.

The guy Bledsoe didn’t view as more than a backup took over the starting job and was the reason Bledsoe’s career with the Patriots ended. Oh, and Brady went on to become the best quarterback ever, and never had to revive this old résumé.

Maybe the takeaway here is never to underestimate someone who happens to be lower than you on the totem pole.

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Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady in 2001 (Photo by John Mottern/AFP/Getty Images). It also began the career of Tom Brady , which eventually launched the Patriots into a different stratosphere in the With a solid collection of talent along the offensive line, Bledsoe said he had a feeling early in training

Bledsoe readily admits he underestimated Brady when the two became teammates in 2000. While Bledsoe believed Brady would have longevity in the league, he never dreamed it would be as a New England Patriots icon. In a trailer for his upcoming E:60 special, Bledsoe recalls thinking Brady

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