Few NFL figures have shaped the league like Tom Brady. Mo Lewis, the Jets linebacker who inadvertently launched Brady's career, is even less remembered. Shannon Sharpe and other football commentators are reliving 2001's surprising turn of events, which changed the NFL's narrative.
Sharpe proposes a Rolls-Royce for Mo Lewis from Tom Brady.Mo Lewis may be unfamiliar to casual fans, but his Jets legacy is strong. Lewis, from Atlanta, played football for Georgia wearing 57.
He was a defensive stalwart and captain with the Jets for 13 seasons after joining the NFL.
Brady's Unexpected Path Shannon Sharpe and co-host Chad Johnson recounted the 2001 game where Brady, then a backup to Drew Bledsoe, watched from the sidelines in a recent podcast.
Things changed when Lewis struck Bledsoe hard, severing a blood artery and creating a serious blood loss. This sad event allowed Brady to take over, and the rest is history.
Brady's rise to quarterback greatness was unexpected after seven Super Bowl triumphs and three MVP trophies. Johnson correctly stated that Lewis "created a monster."Lewis deserves his honors with 1,231 tackles, 883 solos, and 14 interceptions.
First-team All-Pro, Second-team All-Pro, and three Pro Bowl selections make him a star in the sport.Given this background, should Tom Brady make a symbolic gesture to honor Lewis' unintended but significant impact on his career?
A $5 million Rolls-Royce may sound extravagant, but in sports, where unscripted events shape tales, it might be the ultimate homage to a game that changed NFL history.