New England Patriots wideout Julian Edelman and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady have a really special relationship. TB12 and Jules played together for a decade, and the wideout had to get used to his new life without the GOAT. Brady decided to take his talents to Tampa Bay, leaving Edelman in New England. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Brady parted ways, and the quarterback signed a two-year deal with his new team.
It’s interesting to note that Edelman was Brady’s favorite target for many years. They worked together really well. Brady liked his younger teammate and they made the best quarterback-wideout duo. This partnership was brought to an end last March.
Edelman and his teammates struggled a lot in 2020. The Patriots missed the postseason for the first time in a decade. Unlike his former teammates, Brady is getting ready for his 14th conference championship. NFL experts have made several predictions regarding Edelman’s next move, suggesting that he may consider retiring after the disappointing season.
The 2018 Super Bowl MVP played six games in 2020 and underwent surgery to fix his knee. Brady may no longer be by his side, but Edelman has nothing but great respect for his dear friend. The wideout shared details of their relationship.
“It’s kind of like a relationship or a marriage where you grew apart but you still love each other. You still love each other. You may have a couple kids. We have three kids,” he said on Pardon My Take. “So there’s still communication of what you guys are going through and how you’re doing. But you’ve both got your own lives that you have to keep on going towards. That’s kind of how it’s like. I want to see those guys do well. It’s awesome seeing Gronk and Tommy doing well and playing and making big plays. Right now it’s obviously definitely weird, but it is what it is.”
Julian Edelman and Tom Brady have an excellent relationship
Brady is in Tampa, and Edelman’s respect for him grows every day.
“My respect level for Tom goes up each year, the older I get,” he said. “I’m 34 turning 35 and it gets more and more difficult when you compound years in this league. To see him going out at 43, playing really good football, it’s inspiring. That’s what it is.
“I don’t know what his plan is, but knowing him, it’s all when that little fire turns off in his little chest, and I don’t think that thing is going to be turning off here soon. That’s the one thing you can pull away from Tom. I’ve played with a lot of guys. His competitive stamina is second to zero. To no one. Absolutely no one. He comes in every day with a purpose. Trying to improve something. He eats, breathes and sleeps this stuff. I’ve never doubted him and I don’t think anyone should. So I think he’ll go when he wants to go.”
Brady has a really good chance to defeat Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. He is on his way to make his 10th Super Bowl appearance. We can’t ignore that.