The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a few former New England Patriots players on the roster and there may be more to come. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell predicts playmaking receiver Julian Edelman will be a Patriots’ cap casualty this offseason making him a free agent which would allow him to join his best bud Tom Brady in Florida.
“Another expected cap casualty, Edelman is unlikely to see the $4 million remaining on the final year of his deal with New England,” Barnwell explained. “Thankfully, there’s a natural place for him to go: If Chris Godwin leaves Tampa Bay, the idea of Edelman flocking south to take over as Tampa’s part-time slot receiver almost seems too obvious. The days of Edelman catching 100 passes in a season are over, but he would be a familiar option on third downs and in key situations for Tom Brady.”
The Brady and Edelman bromance may have ended in New England but the two appear to still be close friends. During an interview on the Pardon My Take podcast, Edelman admitted he is rooting for Brady along with Rob Gronkowski to do well with the Buccaneers.
“I wanna see those guys do well,” Edelman said, per TMZ Sports. “It’s awesome seeing Gronk and Tommy doing well and playing and making big plays … it’s obviously, definitely weird, but it is what it is.”