29 Facts About Drew Bledsoe

1. Drew Bledsoe was signed to Cowboys for three years, $23 million contracts.

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2. In 2001, Drew Bledsoe was signed for a ten year, $103 million contracts.

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3. Drew Bledsoe had a difficult 1995 season, but his luck turned in 1996.

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4. Drew Bledsoe was playing in all 16 games that season, and set the NFL record in pass attempts, becoming the second NFL quarterback to complete 400 or more passes in a season.

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5. In 1993, Drew Bledsoe was drafted first overall by the New England Patriots.

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6. Drew Bledsoe was a standout quarterback at Washington Condition University or college in Pullman, Clean.

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7. Drew Bledsoe played for the Washington State Cougars from 1990 to 1992.

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8. Drew Bledsoe officially retired from the NFL in 2007 and was honored as the 30th greatest quarterback in modern NFL.

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9. Drew Bledsoe managed to improve the fortunes of the Patriots who were facing hard times by his first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft.

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10. Drew Bledsoe is married to Maura Healy; the couple has four children.

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11. Drew Bledsoe announced his retirement from the NFL on April 11, 2007.

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12. Drew Bledsoe began his professional career with the New England Patriots.

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13. Drew Bledsoe pursued a second career after his retirement from professional football.

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14. At the time, Drew Bledsoe finished seventh in passing yards and thirteenth in touchdown passes of all time.

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15. Drew Bledsoe was released by the Cowboys after the conclusion  of the 2006 season and on April 12, 2007, he announced his retirement.

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16. Drew Bledsoe signed with the Dallas Cowboys after his stint with the Bills.

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17. Drew Bledsoe would make one final playoff appearance in the 2001 AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he replaced an injured Tom Brady.

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18. Drew Bledsoe is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL), best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001.

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19. Drew Bledsoe never shows anger, stress or displeasure with any of his less-talented teammates.

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20. Drew Bledsoe was eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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21. In July 2012, Drew Bledsoe was named the 30th greatest quarterback of the NFL's post-merger era by Football Nation.

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22. Drew Bledsoe beat former head coach Bill Parcells and defensive lineman Houston Antwine in a fan vote.

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23. On May 16, 2011, Drew Bledsoe was voted by Patriots fans into the Patriots Hall of Fame.

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24. Drew Bledsoe was intended to be a long-term solution as quarterback for the Cowboys.

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25. Drew Bledsoe went on to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, where he was reunited with former coach Bill Parcells.

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26. In March 2001, Drew Bledsoe was signed to a then-record ten-year, $103 million contract.

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27. Drew Bledsoe had a record-setting career in his three years at Washington State.

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28. Drew Bledsoe is best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001, before losing his job to Tom Brady after sustaining an injury.

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29. Drew Bledsoe had a long, solid pro career, while Mirer was a bust.

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