The Last Dance was one of the most successful sports documentaries in history, as it captivated 5.648 million Americans on average every Sunday evening on ESPN. The multi-media corporation will hope to strike gold once again in 2021 as former Michigan quarterback and one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game, Tom Brady, will release his own eight-part series in 2021.
I have quoted Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena” speech since I saw it painted on our weight room wall at UM in 1995. It’s a constant reminder to ignore the noise, buckle my chinstrap, and battle through whatever comes my way.— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 21, 2020
Coming 2021 on @espn! pic.twitter.com/nm9SdFYB7D
It seems the four-letter network wants to stick with the theme of the greatest dynasties and the greatest athletes in their respective sports.
Similar to Jordan, Brady also owns his own production company which he purchased in early March called 199 Productions. According to the piece by USA Today, he started the company with hopes to, “develop original content including documentaries, feature films and television shows.”
The article also states Brady will work with two directors linked to The Walt Disney Company as Joe and Anthony Russo (producers of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game) were rumored to be teaming up with Brady and his company. Although there has been no news to who is producing this documentary.
Knowing all this, it is to little surprise Brady would make his first project a bio-doc and be working with ESPN, a subsidiary of Disney.
“I’m excited to have my company 199 Productions be in business with ESPN and Disney along with our Religion of Sports partners to launch this new series that gives an inside look into the championship moments I’ve been blessed to experience,” Brady told Deadline in a statement about his latest business venture. “Through the series, we’re defining the key moments and challenges that were seemingly insurmountable, but through hard work and perseverance, became career-defining triumphs, in both victory and defeat. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Michigan makes top 10 of four-star linebacker
St. Thomas Aquinas class of 2021 four-star linebacker Jaydon Hood cut his list to 10 on Thursday, and included Michigan:
Crystal balls are trending toward the Wolverines as four insiders have cast their vote for the Wolverines to land the top 300 recruit, according to 247Sports.
Michigan quarterbacks have second-highest number of NFL snaps in last 14 years
The Michigan Wolverines obviously can boast the most successful quarterback of all-time in Tom Brady, but just how does his and other Michigan quarterback’s NFL snap-count relate to other schools?
Pro Football Focus put this graphic up on Twitter Thursday morning:
NFL snaps played by QBs from 2006 - 2019:— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 21, 2020
USC - 25.2k
Michigan - 21.1k
Purdue - 20.1k
Boston College - 19.5k
North Carolina State - 18.9k pic.twitter.com/E5rVDc5xM3
This may come shocking to a lot of people, but the Wolverines have really developed a decent number of quarterbacks to get their shot at the next level. Of course, you have the 20-year vet in Tom Brady who took a majority of those snaps, but there are a bunch of other guys who contribute to the total. Brian Griese played in 18 games from 2006-2008 with the Bears and Buccaneers. Todd Collins appeared in 10 games in the same span and even started three games in 2007 with the Redskins. Drew Henson played in two games with the Lions in the infamous 0-16 season on 2008.
The second-highest contributor is Chad Henne who has appeared in 68 games with the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Chiefs. Even Jake Rudock snuck in a couple snaps with the Lions.
That bunch comes second to only one school: the USC Trojans. They are represented by Matt Barkley, Mark Sanchez, Sam Darnold, Matt Cassel and Carson Palmer, among others.
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