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Tom Brady is back in a familiar setting: the Super Bowl.
On Sunday, Brady will play in his eighth career Super Bowl, and his third in four years, something most probably would have seen when Brady was drafted 18 years ago.
Brady’s amazing career began in April 2000, when the Patriots famously rolled the dice and drafted the Michigan quarterback in the sixth round with the 199th pick overall. New England made the move despite Brady being thoroughly unimpressive at the NFL combine.
Six other teams drafted quarterbacks before the Patriots chose Brady. Here’s a look at what happened to those other quarterbacks.
The Jets used the 18th pick on Marshall University quarterback Chad Pennington.
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Pennington played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Jets and Dolphins, earning $51 million in his career.
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He now runs the 1st and 10 Foundation with his wife and is a director for NFL Legends Community.
The 49ers drafted Hofstra’s Giovanni Carmazzi in the third round with the 65th pick overall.
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Carmazzi never played in an NFL game, spending two years on the 49ers’ practice squad.
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Carmazzi later played in the World League of American Football and in the Canadian Football League. He recently described himself to ESPN as a “yoga-practicing farmer” in California who has five goats and doesn’t own a TV.
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The Ravens selected Chris Redman out of Louisville in the third round with the 75th pick overall.
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Redman made $14.3 million in eight seasons with the Ravens and Falcons, starting just 12 games. He is now one of the hosts for a hunting show, “Lights Out Outdoors,” on the Pursuit Channel.
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Tennessee’s Tee Martin was taken in the fifth round by the Steelers with the 163rd pick overall.
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Martin played in just three NFL games in four seasons before spending two seasons in the CFL. He is now the offensive coordinator for the USC Trojans.
Marc Bulger of West Virginia was taken by the Saints with the 168th pick overall in the sixth round.
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Bulger didn’t make the Saints roster his rookie year but eventually caught on with the Rams.
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Bulger spent eight seasons as the Rams starting quarterback and later spent one season with the Ravens as a backup. He made $55.4 million in his career. He now owns a farm in Missouri, where he and his wife grow soybeans and corn, and runs the Marc Bulger Foundation. He is also an adviser for Major League Football, a league that has yet to begin operations.
The Browns drafted Spergon Wynn out of Minnesota in the sixth round with the 183rd pick overall.
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Wynn spent three seasons in the NFL with the Browns and Vikings, starting just three games. He also spent several years in the CFL.
He is now an energy broker for an energy services company in Houston.
Brady was taken by the Patriots in the sixth round with the 199th pick overall.
The six quarterbacks drafted before Brady combined to start 191 games and throw 258 touchdowns. Brady has won 208 games in his career, including five Super Bowls, and thrown 456 touchdowns — and counting.
Now, take a look what the NFL thought football would look like in the 21st century…
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