Jacoby Brissett Posts Heartfelt Letter To Barack Obama After White House Visit

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Jacoby Brissett missed Barack Obama by one year, making his first appearance at the White House just a few months after the former president left office.

So, because he was unable to meet Obama in person, the New England Patriots’ third-string quarterback decided to post on Instagram an emotional open letter to the ex-POTUS after the Patriots’ White House ceremony concluded Wednesday afternoon.

“When you were elected President for the first time I was 16,” Brissett wrote, “and I watched you make the never-imaginable, attainable and I heard your cry to inspire hope. I used those words as motivation and saw your achievement as an opportunity and permission to work make my dreams come true too.”

Brissett concluded the heartfelt post with a light-hearted jab at Obama’s basketball prowess.

“P.S.,” he wrote. “Holla at me to help you with your broke jump shot.”

Dear Big O, I am writing you this letter to say thank you. I want to thank you for what you have done for this country – outside of politics. Honestly, I don't know enough about politics to judge what was good or bad, but I want you to know that when you said "Yes We Can" – a young man dreaming a dream from rough circumstances in Florida heard you. When you were elected President for the first time I was 16 and I watched you make the never-imaginable, attainable and I heard your cry to inspire hope. I used those words as motivation and saw your achievement as an opportunity and permission to work make my dreams come true too. You were the President of the United States – the highest office in the world. You broke a barrier and a stereotype proving not every minority has to use a ball to make a way. You've inspired a lifetime of dreamers young and old. Now, kids from my community – and my future children – will know that there is no dream too big – even they could be the President of the United States. As I prepare for the honor of visiting the White House, I will be there as a Super Bowl Champion – and I will think of you, mainly because the White House is a different, and better place because you lived there. I was a kid that came from nothing and I am living out one of the greatest dreams of my life. I am just grateful for the opportunity to walk on the same steps as you did, and to have a platform to inspire and I hope to leave my mark on history the way you did. One day, when I meet you, I will shake your hand and say thank you to your face but until then this kid is going to continue to dream until I can’t anymore. Thank you for blazing a trail, but for more than that, for leaving a paved road behind you for others to climb on. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your DREAMS – Oprah Yes we can!! DREAM BIG!! Thank you, Jacoby Brissett P.S Holla at me to help you with your broke jump shot

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Brissett also poked fun at Tom Brady’s absence from the proceedings, posing for a photo with fellow Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

TB, we left room for ya!

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