18. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is living proof that the NFL combine isn’t always the best judge of a quarterbacks talent or future success. Brady definitely wasn’t the most athletic or physically gifted quarterback in the 2000 NFL Draft, which is why he fell to the sixth round (infamously taken with the 199th pick). But what teams didn’t realize is that Brady might go down as one of the most accurate, competitive, and clutch quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. He is the only QB in history to win 5 Super Bowl Rings. He’s been named to 14 Pro Bowl teams (second all time), was named the NFL’s MVP twice, and it’s very possible he could add a third MVP trophy this season.
With 194 career regular season wins, Brady is the winningest quarterback in NFL history, and still has aspirations of playing at least a few more seasons. His 25 postseason victories are unparalleled. To put that into perspective, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning have 27 playoff wins — combined. By the time he retires, Brady will probably hold almost every major passing record.