Former New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman revealed there is a beef between him and Tom Brady and picked against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers repeating as Super Bowl champions. The Buccaneers own a 12-4 record and are one of the main contenders for the Super Bowl.
“Nah, I don’t think they’re gonna repeat this year,” Edelman said on this week’s “Inside The NFL” on Paramount+. “I mean, I think the team is getting depleted right now”.
The Buccaneers lost a couple of players due to injuries and Edelman was asked if Brady called him to join the Buccaneers. “Nah, Tom hasn’t called me. And in fact, you know … we have a little beef right now,” Edelman said.
Edelman won three Super Bowls with Brady
Edelman spent his entire career with the Patriots and Brady was his teammate for over a decade. Meanwhile, Brady suggested Antonio Brown needed help following his on-court outburst against the New York Jets.
"Yeah, I mean that's obviously a difficult situation, and I think we all want him to -- I think everybody should hopefully do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it," said Brady, per CBS Sports.
"We all love him, we care about him deeply. We want to see him be at his best, and unfortunately it won't be with our team. We have a lot of friendships that will last and again I think the most important thing about football are the relationships with your friends and your teammates and they go beyond the field.
I think everyone should be very compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things that are happening." Buccaneers running back Le'Veon Bell also commented on the situation as he said he was disappointed for how everything went down with Brown.
"I found out when we got into the locker room at the end of the game," Bell said. "I instantly sent him a text, to try to catch up with him real quick. Obviously he texted me back and I talked to him. He's still one of my close friends.
Like you won't hear me talking bad about AB at all. Obviously I understand, things happen, but he's one of my closest friends I've been around, a close teammate, overall a good person. Some bad decision-making at times, but he's human, not perfect, and we'll continue to move on without him and keep moving forward.
"It's tough. Obviously when I came over here, I was happy to be reunited with him. Unfortunately it was only two games, but at the end of the day, I wish the best for him outside of football or whatever's next for him."