Julian Edelman continues to shoot down speculation he’ll join the Buccaneers

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Julian Edelman has said a few times that he’s not going to pull a Rob Gronkowski. Edelman, the retired New England Patriots receiver, called it a career this offseason. Because Gronk retired in 2019, only to return to the NFL in 2020 when he engineered a trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, people are speculating Edelman might try to do the same.

Edelman could take a year off in 2021 before returning to join Tom Brady in Tampa — in theory. But Edelman has continuously ruled that out. He’s retired. His body won’t let him keep playing the game.

Here’s how Edelman responded on Twitter to this conspiracy theory.

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Maybe that will quiet Patriots fans’ concerns. Maybe.

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