Tom Brady has a special place in his heart for the New England Patriots and loves to share photos of himself. One photo is no different, but it’s one that Tom doesn’t have any intentions on deleting anytime soon – even if Elon Musk suggests he should.
Tom Brady has been in the news recently for retiring, unretiring, and then announcing post-retirement plans. It’s difficult to dispute with the reality that he produces news.
That wasn’t always the case, however. Brady was a respectable college quarterback and a late-round NFL Draft choice more than 20 years ago. There’s even visual proof in the shape of a humiliating snapshot of Brady taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Brady recently reached out to Elon Musk, Twitter’s new prospective owner, for assistance with the picture.
The draft photo of Tom Brady was not favorable.
Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Tom Brady during New England Patriots draft camp
Players attend the NFL Draft Combine to be examined and measured. Scouts examine their abilities and attempt to measure them up physically. A iconic photograph of Brady was shot after he was drafted in 2000. In that, Tom Brady didn’t seem to be the chiseled figure he is today. He wasn’t in poor form by any means, but he was pretty doughy in comparison to how he seems today.
Brady was picked in the sixth round and spent his whole first season with the Patriots. Drew Bledsoe’s backup at the time. When Bledsoe was injured during Brady’s second season, the future GOAT stepped in and created history. The remainder of the narrative is well-known.
Despite the fact that Brady has virtually obliterated the image of himself as a once-mediocre quarterback, that image still persists.
Tom Brady requested a favor when Elon Musk purchased Twitter.
Elon Musk made waves lately after trying to buy Twitter. The site will undergo several modifications, according to the millionaire entrepreneur. It sent shockwaves across social media, and everyone seemed to have an opinion about it.
As for Tom Brady, on April 14, he tweeted at Musk on Twitter, asking him, “If you buy twitter can you delete the combine photo?” before tagging the billionaire. Musk, of course, went ahead with his rumored plan to take over the company (though the sale is still in flux). On April 25, Brady proved he hadn’t forgotten about his initial request. He quote tweeted his original message with a simple rejoinder: “Soo……”
Brady was clearly joking… kind of. Even yet, there had to be some semi-seriousness in the quarterback. After all, it was an uncomfortable shot – one of the few of the attractive superstar quarterback that exists.
While Brady’s Combine shot serves as a sobering reminder of his NFL Selection beginnings, he is far from the only individual to have a shady draft status and then go on to triumph at the highest level. He has had quarterbacks who have been successful despite not being selected high in the draft.
Brady isn’t the first quarterback to succeed after a poor pick.
Of course, Tom Brady isn’t the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl after rising from the late stages of the NFL Draft. Before playing in the Arena League, Kurt Warner was not even picked. When starter Trent Green was injured, he became the St. Louis Rams’ backup quarterback. Warner joined the lineup and went on to have one of the most successful statistical seasons in NFL history. The Rams then defeated the Tennessee Titans in the Super Bowl.
Still, you’d have to go back to 1964 to find a quarterback who was legitimately picked and has Brady beat. Roger Staubach became one of the greatest quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboys history, but did you know that, according to Pro Football Reference, he was drafted in the 10th round of the 1964 NFL Draft?
That could be one area where Brady has Staubach beat – however no one knows whether Rodger the Dodger has any humiliating images from his pre-draft days floating around.
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