From 1987 until 1993, the Patriots had no regular starting quarterback, with as many as five in one season, until Drew Bledsoe was drafted as the number one overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. After Vinny Testaverde's tenure in Dallas ended in 2005, the Cowboys signed veteran quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the team's eighth starting quarterback since 2000. After starting 0-2 and losing their starting quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, to an injury, the Patriots went on to have an improbable season led by second … Tom Brady vs. Drew Bledsoe: Brady got his first opportunity to play two games into the Patriots' 2001 season when Bledsoe was sidelined by a vicious hit … (Photo by Barry … Drew Bledsoe and backup Tom Brady during a practice in 2000 after Brady was selected with the 199th pick in that year's NFL draft. Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more Men's New England Patriots Drew Bledsoe Mitchell & Ness Royal Legacy Replica Jersey Sale: $74.99 with code Regular: $99.99 You Save: $25.00 Women's New England Patriots Tom Brady NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded White Fade Fashion Jersey