Tom Brady

Morning sports update: Tom Brady is still motivated by a harsh scouting report from 2000

"Still gets me fired up."

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Tom Brady after winning Super Bowl LV. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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Tom Brady’s motivation: Even though he’s now 43 years old and has seven Super Bowl wins, Tom Brady is still drawing motivation from the 2000 draft.

Though he was far from an unknown quantity, NFL teams were skeptical of Brady’s potential at the pro level. When the Patriots picked the former Michigan starter in the sixth round, he went on to become the greatest value pick in NFL draft history.

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In a recent tweet, Brady referenced how he still cares about his draft history.

“Still gets me fired up,” Brady wrote in a quote tweet of old NFL films footage.

In the video, late NFL films host Steve Sabol is reading the pre-draft scouting report of Brady to Brady himself.

“Tom Brady: poor build, skinny, lacks great physical stature and strength and gets knocked down easily,” Sabol said.

After more than two decades of dominance, Brady has gone far beyond simply disproving the report’s analysis. He remains the best example of why quarterback scouting in the draft is an imperfect discipline.

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Trivia: Tom Brady was the seventh quarterback selected in the 2000 NFL draft. Who was the first?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He played with Randy Moss in college.

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Trivia answer: Chad Pennington

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