Quarterback Tom Brady has built a reputation for winning Super Bowls, but he actually had a knack for the game of baseball growing up. He tweeted out a video on Tuesday showcasing his skills by taking a couple of swings with tight end Rob Gronkowski shagging fly balls in the outfield.
Brady even joked about whether or not the Expos offer was still on the table. Prior to his commitment to play football at the university of Michigan, Brady was selected by Montreal in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft (No. 507). He was originally scouted as an intriguing high school catching prospect.
The 44-year-old was named to the first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League all-star baseball team as a senior in high school and launched a number of long home runs. Infielder Pat Burrell was also on that team before he went on to win World Series rings with the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.
If anything, the video proves that Brady hasn't lost a step at the plate. He showed off a smooth swing as a left-handed batter with a small stride on his front foot. All of the action went down at the New York Yankees minor league complex just south of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Tampa Bay fans don't have to worry here, though. Brady is older than any active MLB player and has his eyes set on hoisting another Lombardi Trophy, anyways. The Buccaneers currently have the second-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 at +750, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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