“Worst Pass of My Career”: Tom Brady Does Not Take Kindly to Being Reminded of His First NFL Career Start

Published 11/24/2022, 5:30 PM EST

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Undoubtedly, Tom Brady is one of the most decorated athletes in NFL history. Certainly, the statistics can speak for themselves. However, he was not a great prospect at the beginning of his career. Recently, ESPN posted a statistic, which happened almost 22 years ago, when Brady completed the first pass of his career.

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However, Brady did not like this statistic, as he made fun of himself. Replying to ESPN’s post, Brady described his flaws while completing his first pass in NFL history.

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Tom Brady makes fun of himself talking about a statistic

Previously, the official Twitter handle of ESPN posted that 22 years ago Brady completed his first pass and the rest is history. They also used a goat emoji to describe the former Patriots quarterback.

Later, Brady retweeted this post and in the caption, he wrote, 1st pass, incomplete screen. 2nd, maybe the worst pass of my career, should’ve been 6 the other way. 3rd, ineligible downfield. (@damienwoody got held)… 4th, FINALLY my guy Rod Rutledge for 6 yards. It was almost over before it started for your guy.

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Certainly, Brady did not hold back when it comes to criticizing his own statistic. Notably, Brady’s first pass came against the Lions back in 2000, when he came on as a substitute, as the Patriots were losing badly. In that season, Brady did not get to start a single game.

However, that changed in the 2001 season, as Brady got his first start against the Colts. As for his pass completion, he has completed a total of 7172 passes, with a 64.4% completion rate. As mentioned earlier, he was not a great prospect coming out of college; hence, the Patriots picked him in the 6th round in the 2000 NFL draft. Now, he has won 7 Super Bowl titles, the most in NFL history, and became one of the greatest quarterbacks ever, if not the greatest.

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Brady and the Bucs are fighting hard to qualify for the playoffs

After playing for the Patriots for 20 years, Brady decided to change his franchise and joined the Bucs in 2020. Unsurprisingly, he won his 7th Super Bowl title with the Bucs in his very first season. His second season was not great, as he decided to retire from the NFL.

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However, he came back and joined the Bucs once again for the 2022-23 season. Currently, they are facing a tough battle, as they were almost out of playoff contention. But, they made a great comeback in the second half of the season. They won 5 games and lost 5 as well and are currently topping the NFC South division. Certainly, they have a great chance to qualify for the playoffs after 2 back-to-back wins against the Rams and Seahawks.

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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