Bill Belichick Picks Tom Brady Over Drew Bledsoe Again in Netflix Roast Skit

The roast of Tom Brady began with a perfect reference to how the Patriots' dynasty began.
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The Tom Brady roast on Netflix began with a jab at one of his first New England Patriots teammates.

In a pre-recorded skit, longtime Patriots coach Bill Belichick began by speaking to his quarterback, which from the initial camera angle is assumed to be Brady. But it wasn't. It was Drew Bledsoe, the quarterback in New England from 1993 to 2001.

"This is a big night," Belichick said to start the skit. "The fans want you. Everybody wants you. But it's not your night. Sorry, Drew. Brady, you're in!"

"Are you f--king kidding me?" Bledsoe responded in the skit. "Again?"

Editor's note: The following video contains profanity.

The joke, of course, is in reference to Brady replacing Bledsoe as the Patriots' starter under center. Brady started his first career game in Week 3 of the 2001 season after Bledsoe suffered an injury the week prior.

Bledsoe would never start another game for the Patriots, finishing his NFL career off with the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys as Brady and Belichick began to build a dynasty in New England.

The roast of Brady, streamed live by Netflix on Sunday, is hosted by comedian Kevin Hart and set to feature appearances from former Patriots teammates Randy Moss, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.

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