[Edit: As first noted by M-Wolverine here,] ESPN is airing a new documentary on Tom Brady and the six quarterbacks selected ahead of him in the 2000 draft on Tuesday, 12 April at 8 pm ET. The Year of the QB: "The Brady 6"
...refers to the six quarterbacks selected before Brady in 2000. So in addition to chronicling Brady's football journey from San Mateo, Calif., to the NFL's quarterback peak, the lives and careers of Chad Pennington (No. 18, Jets), Giovanni Carmazzi (65, 49ers), Chris Redman (75, Ravens), Tee Martin (163, Steelers), Marc Bulger (168, Saints) and Spergon Wynn (183, Browns) are also highlighted.
They could have even called it "The Brady 7," as the highly touted Drew Henson -- the quarterback Brady rotated with during parts of his senior year at Michigan -- is a big part of the story as well. [Aaron] Shea reflected on that up-and-down chapter of Brady's career and how Brady handled the competition with Henson with class, and said, "I think it's a big part of why he is who he is today."
The camera zooms in on the Patriots quarterback, who attempts to speak only nothing comes out. For 11 agonizing seconds, the vocal leader cannot say anything. Finally, Brady gathers himself and describes his 2000 draft day experience, a brutally painful snub that ended with him being selected 199th by the Patriots and forever gave him a feeling that he has to prove he belongs. He fights back tears to do it.
It was the most poignant moment of the insightful hour-long documentary... The goal was to explain how Brady was so badly misjudged during the draft, and it’s clear the reality of his plight still hits hard.
Must see TV moves to Tuesday night on ESPN.