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Bucs GM says it was obvious early in Tom Brady’s career that he’d be special


New Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manger Jason Licht joined Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and shared a story from his time in New England with the Patriots. It centered around their first impressions of quarterback Tom Brady when he was still a relatively unknown and unproven sixth-round draft pick.

“I would say the first training camp when the coaches were buzzing that they had never seen a guy as smart and as in tune with the offense and the defense at the same time and I just remember he was correcting coaches out on the field during drills and getting into a shouting match with a particular coach then going back to the film room and finding out that Tom Brady was right,” Licht said. “And that story about him going up and shaking Mr. Kraft’s hand and saying this is the best pick you’ve ever made, that is true and obviously the guy is confident.”

Licht wouldn’t spill the beans about who the coach was, but it was interesting to hear a rookie quarterback challenge, correctly at that, a coach.

Tags: New England Patriots

  • MikeInMaine

    Nice article Mike! As a Brady and Pats fan… this is a great nugget to savor. Thanks!