Nationals honor Tom Brady as he was the last active draft pick in Expos history before retiring from NFL
Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement from professional football on Wednesday after a 23-year career. He retires as a winner of seven Super Bowls, a five-time Super Bowl MVP, and the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards (89,214) and touchdowns (649).
Before all of the football fame, Brady was a multi-sport athlete playing both football and baseball at Junipero Serra High School in California. The then 18-year-old future Patriot and Buccaneer was good enough with a bat and glove to be drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft.
With his 2023 retirement, Brady will go down as the last active professional athlete to be drafted by Montreal. The Expos moved to Washington, DC and became the Nationals in 2005.