Julian Edelman knows Tom Brady just about as well as anybody in the NFL. Edelman and Brady spent several glorious years as teammates with the dominant New England Patriots. The two became very close over the years.

Tom Brady announced that he was retiring from the NFL after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the playoffs this season. Brady’s retirement lasted about a month. Tom announced that he was coming back to play for the Bucs again next season.

Julian combined two hot pop culture topics and turned them into a joke. A meme showing the moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at The Oscars was captioned to portray Smith as Brady and Rock as retirement. Edelman’s meme currently has over 69,000 likes.

The joke is just one of many that have been making their rounds online. 50 Cent used a Will Smith meme to drag Jussie Smollett. Fans around the world have been churning out jokes about the bizarre incident since the moment it happened.


Julian and Tom aren’t teammates anymore. That doesn’t mean their friendship hasn’t remained strong. Tom Brady is not expected to respond in kind with a slap of his own.

Julian Edelman is just riding the wave of Will Smith jokes. Tom Brady likely doesn’t care, as he’s preparing for his big comeback. For Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, the Chris Rock joke was just the tip of the iceberg. The couple can expect plenty more of the same, even after Big Willie Style apologized publicly.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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