Nearly 20 years after he was selected in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, there’s not even a debate about Tom Brady’s greatness. With five Super Bowl victories and soon-to-be nine appearances in the biggest game in the football, the former Michigan quarterback has secured his legacy as the best of all-time.

It’s something very few — if anyone — could’ve predicted when Brady exited Michigan. After all, he was a sixth round selection out of Ann Arbor. But the doubt among NFL scouts never bothered Brady. He knew he was destined to be great.

Big Ten Network analyst Marcus Ray, a former teammate of Brady at Michigan in the late 1990s, explained that the quarterback knew that he wouldn’t be just great, but that he’d be the best there’s ever been.

“This is what [Brady] said,” Ray told Big Ten Network, “‘I’m gonna be the greatest quarterback you’ve ever seen when I graduate from Michigan.’

“I told him, ‘hey, don’t worry about it. Just find a job when you graduate, give me a call if you need anything.’ Here we go, Super Bowl Sunday, nine Super Bowls later.”

So, not even former teammates thought Brady would have a lengthy NFL career. His unbelievable career has certainly stunned everyone.

Brady will be pursuing the sixth Super Bowl title of his incredible career on Sunday as the New England Patriots battle the Los Angeles Rams.