Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe admitted what the rest of America probably thought of Tom Brady in the year 2000.
In an interview with ESPN’s E:60, Bledsoe admitted he never thought Brady would ever become a starting caliber quarterback in the National Football League.
Bledsoe thought Brady’s career would be similar to Jason Garrett’s, who was a career backup, who started just nine games in eight seasons.
Here’s Bledsode’s full quote:
“Here’s the real truth,” Bledsoe began, “so when he was on the practice squad his rookie year, I actually called my financial advisor about him. I was like, ‘Hey, I really like this kid. He’s never going to be a starter. He’s going to be Jason Garrett or one of those guys that’s just going to be around forever. You’ll really like the kid.’”
“We kind of brought him in. He was over our house,” Bledsoe recalled. “We had him over for dinner probably at least every other week. But just really liked him. Liked the kid. I thought he was just [great] and still do.
But nobody, outside of maybe Tom himself, would ever have predicted that he was going to go on to be a starter in the league and be in the conversation as one of the greatest of all-time.”