Projections of how much longer Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will play can range from the realistic to the outrageous.

Former teammate and one-time Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman fell into the outrageous camp when he joked on social media about Brady retiring at 80 years of age. Brady returned the favor with a joke about them in competition together at the age — in shuffleboard instead of football however.

“80 for Brady’ will also be the title of the doc made about Tom’s retirement,” Edelman wrote.

“Nah, you and I will be defending our seventh-straight Florida Senior Shuffleboard title by then,” Brady reacted.

Julian Edelman just keeps adding to that postseason resume.

Is he the most clutch playoff receiver of all time? pic.twitter.com/XYcUvhVnog

— NFL Legacy (@NFLLegacy) February 4, 2019

The conversation came about over the promotion of their movie, “80 for Brady”, which tells the story of four New England Patriots fans on a road trip to Super Bowl LI. That’s the Big Game where Brady rallied the Patriots from 28-3 down against the Atlanta Falcons. Former Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski, a member of the Patriots at the time, also appears in the movie.

Brady said in the offseason that he tried to lure both Gronkowski and Edelman to Tampa Bay for this season but to no avail. Gronkowski remains retired, and he currently appears on FOX’s NFL pregame show. Edelman teased joining the Bucs during the past two years since his retirement from the Patriots after the 2020 season, but he reiterated that he will only play for the Patriots if he ever comes back.

For now, Brady will make the best of a Bucs wide receiver corps that improved in health and gained steam over the past two games. He also has rookie tight end Cade Otton to target amid his improved play.

Otton to Rotate with Cameron Brate

While the Bucs drafted Otton in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft as Gronkowski insurance, the Bucs expected veteran tight end Cameron Brate to play a larger role without Gronkowski.

Otton took on a larger role instead amid Brate’s concussion in Week 4 and neck injury in Week 6. The former Washington star produced his best game thus far in Week 9 with five catches for 68 yards and a …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

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