Remember when every team passed on Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft ... multiple times?
In-depth news coverage of the Greater Boston Area.
We'll tell you one guy who remembers: Tom Brady.
Tuesday marks the 19th anniversary of the New England Patriots selecting Brady with the 199th overall pick in the 2000 draft, behind six other quarterbacks.
Six Super Bowl titles later, Brady is still here, and the 41-year-old QB reminded everyone of that fact Tuesday on social media.
19 years ago today the @patriots took a chance on the guy in this photo: Me (199) ��. Thank you to EVERYONE who's helped me to prove them right!
Also, did they stop taking these photos after mine?? ���� pic.twitter.com/qxBoCc0F1H — Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 16, 2019
It's hard to believe that skinny kid from Michigan went on to be the greatest quarterback of all time, especially after running a glacial 5.28-second 40-yard dash at the 2000 NFL Combine.
But Patriots coach Bill Belichick -- who shares a birthday with Brady's draft day -- saw something special in the supposedly unathletic quarterback, and Brady has been proving his coach right ever since.
Of course, Brady's unseemly combine photo earned him some ribbing from his Patriots teammates, including safety Devin McCourty, who dropped this reply in Brady's Instagram comments:
We'd watch that "30 for 30."
Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.