The Patriots Reveal Tom Brady’s Blast From the Past With a “Wild” Update

Published 09/05/2023, 4:21 AM EDT

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Two decades ago, a sixth-round quarterback rookie from the New England Patriots agreed to maintain a diary that chronicled his first year for the team’s newspaper, Patriots Football Weekly. But as the huddle broke, no one had a clue that the rookie would go on to dominate the NFL league and be known as the GOAT. 

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In an uninhibited revelation, the Patriots finally released glimpses from Tom Brady’s rookie year diary. As a rookie in 2000, Brady was well under the radar and even the team’s own newspaper had less to no expectations from a player who would most probably need to tackle a rough slog head-on in order to find a spot on the roster that boasted three veteran quarterbacks, including starter Drew Bledsoe.

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The Patriots shared on Instagram, snippets from Tom Brady’s diary just days before they are set to honor him. The post, captioned “Tom Brady’s diary from his rookie year is wild 🤯” garnered quick attention. It was fun to get out here and get a chance to see the Hall of Fame. We’re part of the NFL now, someday we’ll be part of the tradition of the game.” the NFL legend wrote in his diary.

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While it exhibited the candid side of the NFL legend, the diary is one of the first blueprints of Brady’s illustrious career. It also essays the role of giving fans an inside look into the inner workings of the Patriots as well as the camaraderie between the teammates.

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Brady also episodes how veterans rushed into his room right before his first preseason game to complete a long-standing ritual of the Patriots.

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From player to spectator: Tom Brady’s new role in the NFL landscape

With steam building around the season opener of the NFL 2023, Tom Brady is suiting up to enter the stadium. This time, however, to be honored by the Patriots. This is going to be the first NFL season in 32 years that will not have Brady in any of the teams. In a recent podcast, Brady was asked about how it feels to not be a part of the gridiron for the first time in three decades. The former athlete was rather motivated to stay a part of the field in his new role. 

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Brady has continued to remain associated with the sports world. The 7x SB champ, known for his sharp business acumen, acquired a minority stake in the Las Vegas Raiders. Not only this, but the veteran athlete has also invested in an England-based football club. Well, fans may miss Brady’s on-field action, but it would be equally thrilling to watch him as a game-changer for these teams. 

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Jhelum Mehta

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Jhelum Mehta is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports who seamlessly intertwines her fervor for sports with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Graduating with honors, her writing reflects a unique fusion of literary acumen and astute sports analysis. Her journey as a wordsmith began after completing her studies, where she embarked on a path to articulate the dynamic world of the NFL.
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