“You May Never Get a Second One”- Tom Brady’s Timeless Advice to Future NFL Stars

Published 11/02/2020, 4:19 PM EST
Sep 27, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


The legend of Tom Brady is still going strong in 2020, almost 20 years after he was drafted by Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots.

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As the story goes, Brady was the last quarterback to be drafted that year at #199. In fact, when he arrived in Boston, he was the fourth-choice QB behind the legendary Drew Bledsoe and backups, John Friesz and Michael Bishop.

It wasn’t until the 2001 season that Brady made his professional debut for the Patriots and the rest, as they say, is history. Brady, alongside Bill Belichick, established a dynasty in New England, winning 6 Super Bowl trophies and shattering numerous individual and collective NFL records.

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Throwback to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning’s important words of advice

At age 43, Tom Brady gets set to play tonight on MNF.

His advice to younger players still holds true 💯 pic.twitter.com/EycATGOpWG

— ESPN (@espn) November 2, 2020

As the GOAT gets ready for another crunch NFL encounter tonight, let’s take a look at this video featuring Indianapolis Colts legend Peyton Manning.

Brady gives an invaluable piece of advice to budding NFL prospects who are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of football.

“I don’t give a s**t if you’re a first-round pick, I was 199. But listen, if you get a chance to be on the field, don’t mess it up because you may never get a second one,” Brady said on an episode of Peyton’s Places.

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Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) prior to the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 43-year-old veteran is having a ball with former Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski in Florida. Bruce Arians’ Tampa Bay Buccaneers stand on a 5-2 record as of Week 8.

They play the New York Giants on Monday night; a win against the Giants will cement the Buccaneers’ position at the top of the NFC South Division table over their rivals, New Orleans Saints.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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