Ranking the top 5 Patriots quarterbacks of all-time

We know who the GOAT is, but what about the rest?
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2. Drew Bledsoe

A Patriots legend and beloved quarterback, Drew Bledsoe was drafted with the first overall pick back in the 1993 NFL Draft. The former Washington State standout would go on to be every bit of what you'd hope a first overall pick will be in the NFL, and Bledsoe sits second all-time in Patriots passing yards with 29,657 to go with 166 touchdowns and 138 interceptions.

Bledsoe's best overall season came in just his second year, back in 1994, when he threw for a career-high 4,555 yards to go with 25 touchdowns. Now, he did toss 27 interceptions that season. But, he also led the league in completions, attempts and passing yards.

During his stint with New England, Bledsoe made three Pro Bowls. He threw for over 4,000 yards on two occasions, he tossed more than 20 touchdowns in four seasons, and he led the league in attempts during three straight seasons from 1994-1996.

Bledsoe finished his career with a record of 63-60 in New England before infamously giving way to the next man on our list, thanks to a hit he took in Week 2 of the 2001 that allowed Tom Brady to take over. And, as they say, the rest is history.