NFL RUSH
The Greatest Draft

There were 198 players drafted before one of the greatest of all-time.

As draft time approaches, I thought I'd recognize the greatest draft "steal" of all-time: Tom Brady.

Everyone knows Tom Brady, but not many people know the full story behind this Hall of Fame Quarterback. During his college career at Michigan, he struggled to get playing time (at one point, he was seventh on the depth chart). After watching his first two seasons in college  from the bench, Brady was named the starter in his Junior year. Despite going 20-5 in his college career and winning the Orange Bowl, many teams were still not impressed with Brady. When draft time came around, Brady sat and waited while 198 players heard their names called. He was selected with pick #199, a compensatory pick, in the sixth round of the draft. Brady started the season as the 4th string quarterback, and during his rookie year, he went 1 for 3 passing, for 6 yards. The next season, after a Drew Bledsoe injury, Brady stepped in as starter and never looked back. He won 3 Super Bowls in his first 4 seasons as starter, solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest of all-time.

 

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  • New England Patriots

    April 15, 2013

    brady390 · practice squad

    tom brady. teams who didn't pick him prob wished they did

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 2, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Brady was number 4 in the top 100 and Tebow was number 95

  • Houston Texans

    March 31, 2013

    houstonfan7117 · draftee

    that is a great story. i agree with you fuzz0132. oh btw, i looooooove tim tebow. i have his jersy, autobiography, and muuuuuch more!!.

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 31, 2013

    fuzz0132 · 2nd string

    tebow needs to go to a west coast offense so he actually make it like his sophmore year in college brady is just more fit into is offense than tebow is which was simaller at michigan than tebow is fit in new york and denvers offense which were way unfamiler with tebow when he was at florida

  • Chicago Bears

    March 28, 2013

    thunder36jaybear · draftee

    nobody likes tim tebow

  • New England Patriots

    March 26, 2013

    tdtylerbrady12 · draftee

    I thought everyone knew that!-Still amazing though

  • New York Giants

    March 23, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    198 players before him????? thats just amazing

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Tebowfan02 If you comare Tom Brady and Tim Tebow, Tom Brady is a lot better. The only reason why everybody likes Tebow is that he does that praying thing in the end zone. If he didn't do it. He would be one of the worst QB's in the NFL

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Tom Brady is just too good

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Tim Tebow isn't good enough to win a Super Bowl. He is somewhat good but he usually runs it and he cant throw a ball

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Super Bowls won, Tebow: 0 Brady: 3

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    The Pats just picked a random player and that random player was Tom Brady, one of the best of all time

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Brady was number 4 in the top 100 and Tebow was number 95.

  • New England Patriots

    March 19, 2013

    brady390 · practice squad

    brady is the best, but tebow hasn't adapted to the nfl

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 19, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    Tom Brady is annoying

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    March 19, 2013

    punter101 · draftee

    Tom Brady is AMAZING!!!

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 18, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    they dont let him run so he ha to be a ballhog

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 18, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    he is like the worst player ever.

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 18, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    brady is definitly the greatest steal of all time

  • Chicago Bears

    March 17, 2013

    bearscaden · draftee

    ok

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 16, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Definetly not the best steal but also defeinetly not the worst

  • New England Patriots

    March 15, 2013

    123gopats14 · 2nd string

    Tim Tebow cant throw all he does is run so he is a ballhog

  • Chicago Bears

    March 14, 2013

    bearscaden · draftee

    tom brady is good

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 14, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    u know what the greatest ever is tottaly not Tom Baby

  • New England Patriots

    March 14, 2013

    joshred5 · draftee

    gooooooobrraddyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    March 13, 2013

    letsgopats123456 · draftee

    TEBOWFAN02 Tom Brady is the BEST in the NFL by far. Tim Tebow will NEVER be that good

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 12, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    Tebow is the best college player of all time, but Brady is best NFl.

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 12, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    Tebow is a better college playerthan Brady, but Brady is a way better NFL player.

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 12, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    Brady is WAY better than Tebow. I am a Tebow fan though!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 12, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    GO BRADY!!!

  • New York Jets

    March 12, 2013

    eliezerg0612 · rookie

    youre crazy tebow fan 02

  • New England Patriots

    March 12, 2013

    nikkolasjwillis · practice squad

    hes better than tebow, tebow sat on the bench all season

  • Houston Texans

    March 12, 2013

    aggiebugrb7 · draftee

    be nice

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 12, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    he wil never be the greatest of all time

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 12, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    more like the worst draft steal of all time Tom Brady is the worst qb in the leuage

  • New England Patriots

    March 12, 2013

    epicreciever11 · draftee

    ya buddy