Julian Edelman is displaying a lack of trust in Tom Brady.
Edelman was asked on this week’s “Inside The NFL” on Paramount+ if the Buccaneers will repeat as Super Bowl champions, and his answer surprised many people.
Edelman first stated that the Bucs “definitely have a shot to repeat,” but when presed to give a more detailed answer, he made the decision to pick against his former QB.
“Nah, I don’t think they’re gonna repeat this year,” Edelman said. “I mean, I think the team is getting depleted right now.”
The retired WR pointed out that the loss of Chris Godwin for the year was a huge one. That prompted him to being asked if whether Brady called him about joining the Bucs.
“Nah, Tom hasn’t called me. And in fact, you know … we have a little beef right now,” Edelman said.
Edelman would not go any further.
“We’ll leave it between us. But we have a beef right now,” Edelman said. “I can’t [share what it’s about.] I can’t kiss and tell! I can’t kiss and tell, like someone said.”
Wide receiver Chris Godwin was ruled out for the remainder of the season on Dec. 21 with a torn ACL. Running back Leonard Fournette was placed on injured reserve shortly after with a hamstring injury. Mike Evans was elevated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, and played Sunday’s game against the New York Jets as he’s still dealing with a hamstring injury. Not to mention, the team just lost Antonio Brown after he went crazy on the sidelines.
If Brady can somehow overcome these injuries and a recently released WR, he would be the first repeat Super Bowl champ since he and the Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004.