Nineteen years ago, the Patriots made an under-the-radar move that turned out to arguably be the most important in the franchise's history. They took Michigan quarterback Tom Brady with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Six Super Bowl titles later, Brady reflected on the 19th anniversary of his special day by resurfacing his iconic shirtless draft photo. But incase that wasn't already crazy enough to look back on, the Patriots celebrated the occasion by releasing audio from Brady's post-draft conference call.
"It's going to be a great challenge, but I think I'm ready for it," Brady says in the call. "Actually, I know I'm ready for it."
Listen to the rest of the snippet below:
He was ready for it. pic.twitter.com/dJQduqzQsn— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 16, 2019
Yeah, it's safe to say he was more than ready.
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