Patriots wideout Julian Edelman isn’t
someone who steps down from a challenge. He would even take a pie to his face! That’s
exactly what he did this time, and it was a challenge worth accepting.
Edelman accepted the challenge Friday evening, and the whole thing was caught on camera. He posted the video on Twitter, and challenged Tom Brady, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and former Patriot Danny Amendola.
In July, Twitter user Andrew Belliveau challenged the Patriots receiver to the #GPPPieFaceChallenge to raise people’s awareness for gastroparesis. It is a disease in which the stomach doesn’t empty itself of food normally. If by any chance you didn’t know it, August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month.
“Dear friends, family & strangers: I need your help
to get this video to @Edelman11! Please consider
RTing. Hey Jules, would u b willing 2 help me raise awareness for #Gastroparesis by accepting my @gppieface nomination?”
“Never one to back down from a challenge. Hey @TomBrady @DannyAmendola @bakermayfield you’re next up in the @gppieface challenge. Let’s see it boys!”
We can’t wait to see
Brady taking a pie to his face. That would be hilarious.
Edelman missed the first preseason game, but didn’t forget to send an inspirational message.
“August 13, 2009. On this day I was able to achieve a goal I had set for myself at a very young age. To all the young guys out there who are taking the long road, I want to wish you luck. Keep pushing, keep grinding, keep improving and good things will come. Now let’s eat fellas.”
The wideout is
super excited for the upcoming season. He will play with a lot of new faces,
and that’s more than exciting.“I’m
extremely excited for the new year. This is a new team. With training camp
coming up, this is kind of like when school’s back in session. We had summer
break. You get to see the fellas. But this is where you learn the team, learn
(about) each other, become accountable for each other, and work hard together,
and create a consistency together,” he said. “This is the beginning shape form
of your team, these next few weeks. It’s a crucial point. We put a lot of hard
work in during the spring. It’s the next step toward playing with other teams.
So it’s definitely exciting.”