Well, that didn’t take long.
Tom Brady already has fed into the speculation that Julian Edelman will be joining the 43-year-old quarterback in Tampa Bay.
But, Brady, of course, did so jokingly… right?
It all started as Edelman took to Instagram and mentioned how the Buccaneers signal-caller should consider replacing his No. 12 with Pi. Yes, Pi, as in the number which has a value of approximately 3.14.
“@tombrady 12 is so 2001, pi is eternal, just like you buddy,” Edelman posted.
Brady, not to be outdone, then referred to Edelman as a “free agent.”
“Now that you are a free agent @edelman, are you just buttering me up??,” Brady responded.
(You can check out the Instragram story exchange here.)
As soon as Edelman was released by the Patriots, shortly before retiring himself, many around New England expected Edelman to head to Tampa. Rob Gronkowski, after all, orchestrated a trade to the Bucs last offseason and it had many believing Edelman could have one more go at it with his longtime teammates.
Edelman is well aware such speculation about him potentially joining Brady and the Buccaneers would surface, as he told Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast this week.
“Honestly, probably as long as he’s playing,” Edelman said.
Well, for now, we’re going to go ahead and assume this is all just the first example of what will probably become a never-ending joke.