The New England Patriots’ iconic duo who absolutely dominated the NFL for well over a decade. Their influence and charisma were unmatched, leaving opponents scratching their heads in awe. The duo who defined an era for NFL fans in the early 2000s. None other than, the NFL legend Tom Brady and former three-time Super Bowl winner Julian Edelman.
Though never granted a Pro Bowl title, he was a reliable support for Brady, standing alongside the stellar tight end Rob Gronkowski. Building this trust with Brady was a gradual process, and Edelman shared the steps he took to gain that trust over time.
Edelman recalled that beginning in a recent interview with Colin Cowherd on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd“. He recalled how he earned Brady’s respect. Colin Cowherd delved into the early days of Julian Edelman’s relationship with Tom Brady, harking back to Edelman’s quarterback days in Junior College and later at Kent State.
Cowherd inquired about the pivotal moment when Edelman felt Brady finally looked at him and said, ‘I trust him.’ In response, Edelman emphasized that gaining Tom’s trust wasn’t achieved through a single play. “You didn’t earn Tom’s trust over one play. You had to continually earn Tom’s trust, and he was big with the word ‘trust‘”, he said.
Julian Edelman also shared how he built trust with Tom Brady. Knowing Brady practiced in LA with others, Edelman moved there and made it clear he was available to practice with Brady. This marked the start of their trust journey. Brady began inviting Edelman, and with time, their practices deepened, enhancing their understanding. Edelman not only learned from Brady but also helped him understand his own playing style. Their dedication and mutual effort fueled a strong, productive professional bond.
Tom Brady and Julian Edelman reacted identically
Recall a video from a few years ago, a gem from NFL Films capturing Tom Brady and Julian Edelman on the bench, moving in perfect harmony, almost like a choreographed dance? It offered us a glimpse into the otherworldly connection that this quarterback-receiver duo shared. Even though three years have passed since they parted ways, that connection is still very much alive and kicking.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) February 5, 2019
Both the former Patriots quarterback and the former Patriots receiver recently commented on New England’s unfortunate conclusion in Las Vegas this past Sunday, a play involving a double-lateral turnover that will likely be etched in football history alongside infamous moments like the Butt Fumble and the Colts’ unforgettable fake punt play against the Patriots. Rhamondre Stevenson and Jakobi Meyers were desperately attempting to create an opportunity, but sadly, it went awry in the most disastrous manner.
Brady and Edelman’s unified response to the play highlights their unmatched game understanding, showcasing their enduring bond formed on the field. This connection, standing the test of time and space, leaves a lasting imprint on football’s history.