Tom Brady: there is no doubt that his career has been spectacular. A sixth round draft pick who was denounced for his lack of athleticism and arm strength, Tom may not have been the first choice for teams looking to make a splash in the draft.

But in New England, three factors helped to put him in position for ultimate success.

With two great mentors in Drew Bledsoe and Bill Belichick, an intense work ethic fueled by the desire to prove his critics wrong, and a once in a lifetime shot in the form of an injury to starter Bledsoe; a legend was set in motion.

So how does the meteoric career of Tom Brady stack up against the greats of the past and present? I give you 10 superstars compared to Mr. Future Hall of Fame.