As the New England Patriots captains head out to midfield for the coin toss, prior to their AFC Championship battle against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, they will be joined by former franchise quarterback Drew Bledsoe

Bledsoe, the only quarterback Tom Brady has ever backed up in his NFL career, will serve as the team's honorary captain for the title game.

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft spoke to the fact that Bledsoe played a huge role in turning the Patriots franchise around from perennial losers to perennial winners.

Bledsoe played the first nine seasons of his 14-year career in New England, taking the team to the postseason four times in his first six seasons. He was the team's first ever back-to-back division winning quarterback and is a member of the team's 1990's all-decade team.