With former New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law and wide receiver Troy Brown being named two of the four honorary captains the team will sport in Sunday's AFC Championship game, the team needed to fill the final two spots. On Friday, they did just that with two awesome picks.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced that former linebacker Tedy Bruschi and quarterback Drew Bledsoe will represent the New England Patriots as the final two honorary captains for Sunday's AFC Championship game. When looking back at team history, it's hard to find players who wore the uniform better than these four guys.
Tedy Bruschi truly was one of the best linebackers in team history, and was a great role model on and off the field for all. In his 13 seasons with the Patriots, Bruschi played 189 games and has 680 career tackles to his name. During those years, Bruschi was able to come up with 30.5 sacks in his career as well as 12 interceptions. Not to mention, he was very instrumental in the team's Super Bowl titles in 2001, 2004 and 2005.
While Drew Bledsoe went on to play for two other teams in his career, his best years in the NFL came with the Patriots. In his nine years in New England, Bledsoe played 194 games and passed for 44,611 yards for 251 touchdowns and completed over 57% of his passes. While some Patriots fans remember Bledsoe because of the injury he suffered in 2001 that allowed Tom Brady to begin the Patriots dynasty, no one was a better sport about it and handled that situation better than he.