PHOTO: Tom Brady's draft card from 2000 NFL Draft

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are officially celebrating 14 years together. (USATSI)
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are officially celebrating 14 years together. (USATSI)

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick turned 62 on Wednesday. Belichick will probably get several new hoodies for his birthday, but even if he does, there's no way his 62nd birthday will top his 48th birthday. 

Belichick's 48th birthday fell on April 16, 2000, a day he'll probably remember for the rest of his life. Mainly because the Patriots did this. 

That's right, Tom Brady was basically a birthday present from Belichick to himself. 

Just for fun, here's a list of the six quarterbacks who were selected before Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft

First round: Chad Pennington (18th overall to the Jets).

Third round: Giovanni Carmazzi (65th overall to the 49ers), Chris Redman (75th overall to the Ravens).

Fifth round: Tee Martin (163rd overall to the Steelers).

Sixth round: Marc Bulger (168th overall to the Saints), Spergon Wynn (183rd overall to the Browns), Tom Brady (199th overall to the Patriots).

The 2000 NFL Draft was Belichick's first as the Patriots head coach and Brady was the seventh player he drafted. The first player drafted by New England under Belichick? Second-round pick Adrian Klemm out of Hawaii. He didn't work out as well for the Patriots as Brady has.

Speaking of Brady, he was so happy he got drafted, he cried.  

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