Is there anything Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski want to share with the class?
Earlier this week, Edelman shared photos of himself at a Patriots practice in Las Vegas, where New England will face the Raiders in their final preseason game on Friday. Although the former Patriots wide receiver playfully captioned the post, ‘I brought my cleats to the desert just in case…’ New England alum Rob Gronkowski suggested. go further.
Edelman, a former Super Bowl MVP, retired from the NFL last April due to knee issues. The 36-year-old recently revealed on The Ringer’s ‘The Ryen Russillo’ podcast that an “excruciating” movie session factored into his decision to step away from the game.
“Atrocious. That’s honestly why I retired,” Edelman said, per NBC Sports. “When you start to look old, it’s not even just the games, it’s the practices, the body language. I mean, I felt like throwing up. That’s why I had to retire.
Edelman finished his 12-year NFL career with 620 catches for 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Gronkowski, meanwhile, called it a career for the second time in June, after initially retiring in 2020 to join Tom Brady with the Buccaneers. He has since branched out into modeling, with the help of his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star Camille Kostek.
On Wednesday, the former tight end flaunted his Brady-brand undies in a cheeky post with Kostek, 30, on Instagram.
“Brady to Gronk once again, this time off the field with a @bradybrand underwear pass! Definitely scored after that play hehe,” Gronkowski joked.
Gronkowski and Edelman were teammates for nine seasons in New England, where they both caught passes for Brady, who is now entering his 23rd season in the NFL.