Responding to Thursday’s revelation that Brady and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would be gracing the cover of “Madden NFL 22” together, Edelman celebrated the seven-time Super Bowl champion by reminding him of his roots.
“You have come a long way since” QB No. 12 “@TomBrady,” Edelman tweeted next to a screenshot from an older Madden game, which didn’t include Brady’s name and photo.
The 199th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady took the reins from New England quarterback from Drew Bledsoe in the 2001 season, when he won his first Super Bowl as a Patriot. He went on to win six championships with Bill Belichick during his 20-season stint in New England.
In March 2020, however, Brady signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 43-year-old quarterback won his seventh Super Bowl title in February, beating 25-year-old Mahomes and the Chiefs.As for Edelman, the 35-year-old receiver officially hung up his boots in April after 12 seasons. Brady, a longtime friend of Edelman, praised his former target in a heartfelt Instagram post.
“On the biggest stage and in the biggest moments, you’ve always been successful,” Brady wrote. “I witnessed a lot of the trip and I’m so proud of you and how you went from a 7th round underdog to an older 7th round underdog.
“You have so many teammates who admired your work ethic and your will to win, and I’m at the top of the list because when I was down and sometimes felt sorry for myself you were there to look for me. You’ve been as tough as you can be and I love you for everything you’ve done to make our teams as great as they could be, ”he continued.
Unlike former Patriot Rob Gronkowski, who joined Brady at Tampa Bay, Edelman made it clear last month that he would no longer be carrying Buccaneers sons in the future.
“I’m a guy on a team,” Edelman joked on “The Michael Irvin Podcast”.
“Madden NFL 22” is scheduled for release in August.