10 quotes from Patriots QB Tom Brady

Tom Brady’s rise to pro football stardom is one of the most sensational in National Football League history. Every team in the league passed over the University of Michigan quarterback during the first five rounds of the 2000 NFL draft before the New England Patriots selected him with the 199th overall choice on Round 6. He seldom played his rookie season, completing just 1 of 3 passes, but next season he was pressed into service early when starter Drew Bledsoe went down with an injury. The rest, as they say, is history, as Brady led the Patriots to the playoffs and victory in Super Bowl XXXVI. Now, as he enters his 13th season, he owns a raft of passing records, three championship rings in five trips to the Super Bowl,  two Most Valuable Player awards, and the distinction of being Sports Illustrated’s 2005 Sportsman of the Year.

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“Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.”

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