Edelman gave a shoutout to Newton after the ex-Carolina Panther was signed by the Patriots this week to likely replace the six-time Super Bowl champ Brady at quarterback.
Edelman photoshopped Newton into a picture with him, and posted it to Instagram. “néwtôn, MASSACHUSÊTTS•,” the receiver wrote, imitating the unusual script that Newton uses in tweets. ”-1ØVĒ🤟🏾” Newton responded.
Brady, who left the Patriots after 20 seasons to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had to chime in. “I will always be your #1,” the quarterback wrote to Edelman in the comments, adding a winking emoji.
Tom Brady's response to Julian Edelman's post about Cam Newton 😂 pic.twitter.com/jGig85yWIe— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 30, 2020
The comment might also refer to Newton’s jersey number in Carolina, but the message is clear: Brady and Edelman shared a special bond over 10 seasons together ― three of which ended in Super Bowl victories for the passing duo.
And Edelman will always love Brady, as he said in a Whitney Houston-aided goodbye to his former teammate in March.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.