Tom Brady got used to prove people wrong ever since he made it into the NFL. Football's elite level isn't easy for anyone, although this legendary quarterback made it look like it was for him, as he recorded amazing achievements and became one of the best in the history of sports. But it is known that this game puts a lot of pressure to everyone involved in it and that getting compliments may require a lot of patience and effort.
Well, Brady knows that better than anyone. When he was introduced into the league, he was seen in a completely different way as how he is described now. Apart from the talent needed to get a place in this competition, players need to have courage and strength to overcome anything that gets on their way.
TB12 had to get through being labeled and misjudged from the very first moment in which he was started to get known in the previous steps to the NFL Draft. The quarterback proved those people who prejudiced him wrong and built a superb career that no one predicted.
Tom Brady's draft photo
The signal-caller who become a legend for the New England Patriots and who led Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl triumph too had to start his NFL journey almost from the bottom. He was drafted at the Round 6 of the 2000 Draft, being the 199th pick. Not the selections were such a fascinating player is expected to be eligible.
By that time, Brady didn't seem as a too promising quarterback for the scouts who labeled him as "skinny" or "poor build" among other ways that showed the lack of belief there was in him. TB12 eventually brings back that to memory to prove how he overcame all the odds.
"I found my combine shirt from 17 years ago and it got me thinking. This is what they said about me then..... Poor build, Skinny, Lacks great physical stature and strength, Lacks mobility and ability to avoid the rush, Lacks a really strong arm, Can’t drive the ball downfield, Does not throw a really tight spiral, System-type player who can get exposed if forced to ad lib, Gets knocked down easily... As Julian Edelman always remind me... "You can prove em right or you can prove em wrong!", he stated a long time ago.
Tom Brady was called in many different ways even before he made his breakthrough in the NFL. He wasn't a first-round pick nor he was seen as the next legendary QB to arise, however, he proved every critic wrong and had such succesful performances that now he is believed to be one of the greatest players in the history of sports.