You probably knew. OK, you definitely knew. That's Football 101 at this point. But let's now step back in time and put ourselves in young Tom Brady's shoes as a 22-year-old kid coming out of Michigan in Y2K.
Brady wasn't regarded as can't-miss pro. Later, his status as the 199th pick served as a clear indicator that the NFL believed him to be a marginal prospect at best. Tom Brady needed to keep his options option.
Thomas E. Brady Jr. typed up a résumé.
» If you've wondered how Brady became such an effective leader of men, you can now point to his attainment of "management skills" at Dudler & Sons Custom Home Building in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
» 3.3 GPA. Smart, but not too smart. This makes him relatable.
» There's definitely a Mr. Destiny-like alternate reality out there in which Brady is a 38-year-old junior sales broker at Merrill Lynch in Ann Arbor.
» By 1999, Brady was the captain of the Wolverines football team. Are we to believe he was actually clocking in as the "Assistant Clubhouse Manager" at the university golf course? Total front.