Tom Brady Congratulates Julian Edelman For His ‘Amazing Journey’ After Veteran WR Retired (PIC)

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You just knew Tom Brady would have something to say about his former teammate hanging up his cleats for good.

The Tampa Bay Bucs QB congratulated former teammate Julian Edelman following his retirement on Monday, noting the wide receiver’s “amazing journey” with the Patriots.

“As I was writing this note, Vivi saw the first picture and said “daddy, tell Julian to cut his beard, I don’t like it”…which of course Jules, she never did like it….but you know who did…Me!! Because it meant you were locked in and it was playoff time. That was when you shined the most.”

“On the biggest stage and in the biggest moments, you always came through. I was a witness to so much of the journey and am so proud of you and how you grew from 7th round underdog to an older 7th round underdog.”

“The truth is, you never really grew up (laughing emojis)!”

“You never lost that chip on your shoulder. You never let anyone define you as a person or player. You have so many teammates that admired your work ethic and will to win, and I am at the top of the list because when I was down and feeling sorry for myself at times, you were right there to pick me up. You were as tough as could be and I love you for all that you did to make our teams as great as they could possibly be.”

“Seeing you become a dad and the changes you made in your life made me so encouraged and happy for you. Life is about gratitude and perspective! I am so happy for you and your family. You had an amazing football journey, an amazing life journey in New England, and I have no doubt you will succeed in anything you choose to do next! LFG”

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Edelman caught 530 passes from Brady from 2013-19, adding 111 playoff receptions.

He also hauled in 36 receiving touchdowns with the Patriots and he won a trio of championships in New England.

Edelman played his entire 11-year career with the Patriots.