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Drew Bledsoe Found Love & Started a Family

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe spent 14 years in the NFL. The retired quarterback made three Pro Bowls with the Patriots, but even that wasn't enough to save him from being ousted by Tom Brady.

While the comparisons (or lack thereof) between Brady and Bledsoe will forever run rampant in New England, one person will forever be on Team Bledsoe in that debate.

Meet Drew's wife Maura and their four children.

Drew Bledsoe's Wife

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Drew Bledsoe has been married to his wife Maura Bledsoe since 1996. Maura attended Beaverton High School in Oregon and met Drew at Washington State in the early 1990s.

The've been going strong for 25 years and have four children together: sons John Bledsoe, Stuart McQueen Bledsoe, Henry Bledsoe and daughter Healy.

John was a walk-on quarterback at his dad's alma mater before transferring to the University of San Diego in 2021. Stuart played football as a safety alongside John at Summit High School in Oregon, where their father served as offensive coordinator. Henry played quarterback at Summit and is currently enrolled the University of Denver. Healy is a star lacrosse, basketball and soccer player at Summit.

The family resides in Bend, Oregon, so there's a real chance they still make trips to the local Blockbuster, the last remaining one in the world.

After Bledsoe's football career, the four-time Pro Bowler focused on another one of his life's passions: wine.

Bledsoe, with the assistance of his wife and close friend Chris Figgins, opened a family winery called the Doubleback Winery in 2007. It's located in Walla Walla, Washington and is renowned for its cabernet sauvignon. The Bledsoe family clearly knows the grape well, because one of their wines ranked in Wine Spectator's Top 100.

Maura is active on social media, mainly on Twitter. Drew prefers Instagram, where he boasts nearly 51,000 followers.

Drew Bledsoe Football Career

Drew McQueen Bledsoe grew up in Ellensburg, Washington. He fell in love with the game as a youth football player and became Walla Walla High School's starting quarterback.

After graduating, Bledsoe continued his career for the Washington State football team.

Following three impressive seasons at Wazzu, the budding American football player was selected with the first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, kickstarting his National Football League career with the New England Patriots.

Across nine years in New England, Bledsoe made three Pro Bowls and threw 166 touchdown passes. He won a Super Bowl in 2001 while serving as Tom Brady's backup. He led the Patriots to an AFC Championship win in 1996 but was defeated by the Green Bay Packers.

Following his tenure in New England, Bledsoe joined the Buffalo Bills in 2002. He played three seasons there and made one Pro Bowl before latching on with the Dallas Cowboys, where he finished his career.

Drew Bledsoe Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Drew Bledsoe boasts an estimated net worth of $48 million. The quarterback made $80 million in career earnings in the NFL.

It's probably safe to say Drew and Maura are enjoying life after football.

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