When the New England Patriots made Michigan quarterback Tom Brady the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft, nobody knew what they were going to get – let alone that the team had just selected the greatest draft steal of all time. The Patriots' offensive coordinator at the time, Charlie Weis, recently joined FS1's The Hustle to talk about Brady, drafting him and his rise from sixth rounder to most decorated quarterback in NFL history:
Weis talked about how Brady was a skinny kid but that his biggest problem as it relates to draft position was no fault of his: “His senior year at Michigan, he was clearly the best quarterback but they had signed a young guy by the name of Drew Henson – and when Drew Henson came in [...] Tommy and Drew had to split time,” Weis recalled. “So Tommy was a part-time quarterback.”
Weis went on to talk about Brady's climb up the depth chart from number four to number two to finally taking over Drew Bledsoe's starting position. Make sure to check out the clip to relieve the future Hall of Famer's rise from draft day afterthought to starter and Super Bowl champion.