Watch John Ross’ Record-Breaking 40-Yard Dash vs. Tom Brady’s From 2000

Bryan Brandom
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Last season, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he's actually managed to improve on the 40-yard dash time he posted during his trip to the NFL Combine in 2000, despite his being 39.

“I’ve timed my 40-yard dash from when I was in college to what it is now, and it’s about two or three tenths faster now," the reigning Super Bowl champ said in November.

It's a good thing, too. Because Brady's NFL Combine dash was fairly embarrassing—he made it across in 5.28 seconds.

For comparison, here's Washington wideout John Ross' record-breaking dash of 4.22 seconds from Saturday.

Now Ross is scaling draft boards, something Brady didn't do before being selected with the 199th overall pick in 2000. In addition to his weak 40 time, Brady managed just a 24.25-inch vertical leap—a full 10 inches shorter than what Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr posted back in 2014.

This is what Brady looked like back then.

Of course, there's more to playing football than what shows up on NFL Combine measurables—something Brady has proved continually over his 17-year career. He recently found the jersey from his combine trip and reflected on his unfavorable scouting reports (much like Antonio Brown recently did).

Two MVPs and five Super Bowls later, something tells me scouts missed something about this guy.

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