Bucs GM Jason Licht talked about how the positioned Tom Brady before the 2000 draft Patriots

Bucs GM Jason Licht talked about how the positioned Tom Brady before the 2000 draft Patriots At the point when Buccaneers senior supervisor Jason Licht arranged the marking of Tom Brady in free office in front of the 2020 season, it wasn't his first time being related with the six-time Super Bowl victor.

Bucs GM Jason Licht talked about how the positioned Tom Brady before the 2000 draft Patriots At the point when Buccaneers senior supervisor Jason Licht arranged the marking of Tom Brady in free office in front of the 2020 season, it wasn't his first time being related with the six-time Super Bowl victor. Licht, 49, worked for the Patriots in one of his initial NFL parts before the beginning of the Bill Belichick time. "I landed my first position with the Patriots in 1999," Licht said in a question and answer session recently. "It was my first full-time exploring position for a club. We went 8-8 that year. Pete Carroll was the mentor. He was given up, and afterward Bill Belichick was recruited and went directly into draft gatherings the moment he strolled into the structure. "I became more acquainted with him through those gatherings," said Licht. "A touch of threatening, yet he wound up giving me an advancement after that." During Belichick's initial not many weeks as Patriots mentor — following the extended "line wars" that resulted after his abdication from the Jets and ensuing exchange to New England — Licht amassed the group's arrangement for the 2000 draft. Among the names being considered in Foxborough was a quarterback from Michigan, Tom Brady. "I didn't by and by scout Tom," Licht reviewed. "I was a Southeast zone scout at that point. I tuned in to the discussions about him and we watched tape together, however I can't assume any praise for Tom being drafted." In any case, Licht made them interest verifiable knowledge into what end up being the best worth pick in NFL draft history (New England chose Brady with the 199th pick). "I do realize that Coach Belichick truly had his eye on him for quite a while," said Licht. "We took him in the 6th. We didn't require a quarterback at that point. [Belichick ranked] him a lot higher than that — he and Scott Pioli had him a lot higher than that on the board. The discussion began with, in the event that I review accurately, the third round, and he was all the while staying there in the 6th and they took him."

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