The 44-year-old Buccaneers quarterback could’ve gone down that route, had he chosen baseball instead of opting to play collegiate football at Michigan.
A three-sport athlete at Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, Brady excelled at football, baseball, and basketball.
He was even selected in the 1995 MLB Amateur Draft in the 18th round by the Expos. Then general manager Kevin Malone thought that Brady could be a future All-Star and proclaimed he’d be “one of the greatest catchers ever.” We’ll never know what could’ve been for the now seven-time Super Bowl champ, but his actual reality turned out just fine.
Calling back to his days as a left-handed power-hitting catcher, Brady was at the Yankees’ spring training practice field in Tampa Tuesday and took some cuts out on the diamond.
Who was shagging in the outfield, you ask? None other than Rob Gronkowski, who hasn’t yet decided if he’ll continue his NFL career in 2022 with the Buccaneers.
“It’s been a long f—— time,” said Brady, when asked how long it had been since he’s swung a bat. “Not good when someone makes an excuse before they start.”
Brady didn’t go yard in his video, which he posted to Twitter, but had a solid knock to center, evading the hard-charging Gronkowski.
New PointsBet Sportsbook users can make their first bets risk-free up to $ 2,000.If the bet loses, PointsBet will refund you in site credit. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.
New FanDuel Sportsbook users can make their first bet risk-free up to $ 1,000. If the bet loses, the FanDuel Sportsbook will refund you in site credit. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.
New DraftKings users can get up to a $ 1000 deposit bonus and receive a 20% first deposit match up to $ 1,000 when they sign up.New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.