Things have gone pretty well for Tom Brady in his athletic career: Two NFL MVPs, three Super Bowl MVPs, 11 Pro Bowl selections and top-five placing in the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns lists, to name a few achievements.
But even for a man already in the "Greatest of All-Time" conversation despite not having finished his career, it's hard not to wonder "what if?" sometimes.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the 1995 MLB Draft, Brady – who was selected in the 18th round of that year's draft by the Montreal Expos – took the opportunity to reflect on a possible alternate career path:
Although Brady was selected ahead of eventual All-Stars like Mike Lowell, Aaron Rowand, Brad Lidge and Mark Mulder, he chose to stick with football, and we can't blame him for the decision.
But if Brady – who trails only former 49er and Cowboy Charles Haley with four Super Bowls won as a player – did go with baseball, his winning pedigree would've been put to the ultimate test. The Expos, which became the Washington Nationals at the start of the 2005 season, are one of only two MLB franchises (joining the Mariners) to have never made a World Series appearance.