Tom Brady trolled former teammate Julian Edelman to come out of retirement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This offseason, the New England Patriots fanbase were dealt the shocking news that the team had terminated Julian Edelman’s contract. As it turns out, the transaction was made because Edelman was retiring from the NFL due to a knee injury. Even with Edelman saying that he was done, the rumors of him potentially rejoining quarterback Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still will not go away.
During NFL Network’s “Draft-a-Thon,” both Brady and Edelman were on the Zoom call, where Brady decided to poke the bear by jokingly saying the receiver did not retire. Rather, he was “too scared” to tell head coach Bill Belichick that he “wanted to come to Tampa.”
After sports media personality and former NFL punter Pat McAfee discussed this interaction on the “Pat McAfee Show” this past Friday and tweeted it out, Edelman replied to officially shut down the rumors.
Julian Edelman shuts down Tampa Bay Buccaneers rumors after trolling from Tom Brady
There you have it. Edelman personally said that he “ain’t going anywhere.” Breath easy, Patriots fans.
We can officially file Brady’s comments on the Zoom call as him pestering his friend for the world to see. But let’s be real here, there is no room for Edelman on Tampa’s roster regardless.
General manager Jason Licht brought the entire band back together for the upcoming season after they won their first Super Bowl title in nearly 20 years. The last piece of the puzzle was wide receiver Antonio Brown, who re-signed on a one-year deal this past week. With that latest signing, Tampa’s wide receiver depth chart includes Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson and rookie Jaelon Darden. Where is the room for Edelman?
Buccaneers fans, put the Edelman rumors to rest for good. If you needed any further proof that Edelman was not coming out of retirement, you heard it from the man himself through his Twitter account.