Patriots’ Julian Edelman weirded out by Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski succeeding with Buccaneers
For a wide receiver to play one full year, one full season with the same quarterback can be considered a long time. The practices and games can really pile up. New England Patriots wideout Julian Edelman played with now-Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal-caller Tom Brady for 11 seasons. The two were so close that Edelman wrote a children’s book, wherein one of the characters is a goat named “Tom.”
When asked during the Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, what it was like to see Brady playing in Tampa Bay, Edelman could only say, “It’s obviously, definitely weird” (via TMZ Sports). If that wasn’t weird enough, his former New England teammate Rob Gronkowski is also playing for the Bucs.
“I wanna see those guys do well. It’s awesome seeing Gronk and Tommy doing well and playing and making big plays … it’s obviously, definitely weird, but it is what it is.”
The scrappy wide receiver described his relationship with Brady as a marriage. Although they are apart, they still have love for one another.
Despite Brady and Gronk donning another team’s colors, Edelman still roots for them. He genuinely wants the duo to succeed and is in awe at how well they are playing for the Buccaneers.
Edelman was asked when the 43-year-old signal-caller will finally hang up his cleats.
“I don’t know what his plan is, but knowing him — it’s all in [when] that little fire turns off in his little chest and I don’t think that things gonna be turning off here soon.”
The wideout won three Super Bowls with Brady and Gronkowski in the 2014, 2016 and 2018 seasons. Edelman has a storied career with the highlight being him awarded the Super Bowl MVP in the trio’s last championship together.