Tom Brady Posts Heartfelt Message To His Former Pats Teammate Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman announced his retirement from the NFL after the New England Patriots terminated his contract under the designation of a failed physical.

That ended an 11-season NFL career during which he won three Super Bowls with the Patriots. Edelman’s quarterback for 10 of those seasons, Tom Brady, posted a heart-felt message on Instagram on Monday to his former go-to wide receiver.

“On the biggest stage and in the biggest moments, you always came through,” Brady wrote. “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.

“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.”

Edelman finished his career with 6,822 yards and 36 touchdown receptions, but he saved his best work for the playoffs. In 19 career playoff games, Edelman had 118 receptions for 1,442 yards and five touchdowns. His most famous play, of course, came in the Patriots’ dramatic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. As the Patriots rallied from a 25-point second-half deficit, Edelman made a ridiculous gravity-defying catch to help his team pull off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.