Eeveryone still joins in the jokes surrounding Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the last Oscars and the world of the NFL is no exception, as evidenced by Julian Edelman, former New England Patriots starwho took advantage of the viral moment to make fun of his friend Tom Brady.
Edelman, who in his 12-season NFL career only played for the Pats from 2009-2020, poked fun at Brady’s resistance to retirement via meme.
Edelman posts Rock-Smith meme to reference Brady
The image the former wide receiver posted on his Twitter account refers to the fact that The goat lasted just 40 days in retirement after announcing he was back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the 2022 league season.
It doesn’t take much thought to know that the photo Edelman posted depicts the now-iconic moment that happened at the last Oscars when Will Smith took to the stage to slap comedian Chris Rock.
However, Edelman’s image shows Brady’s name above Smith, while the word “retirement” is above Rock, an obvious way of saying the legendary quarterback gave a huge slap in the face to the decision to end his long and successful career, after only a month and a half after announcing his retirement, he reversed his decision.
Edelman and Brady, an eternal friendship
Unlike the complicated relationship between Rock and Smith (who won a Academy Award for Best Actor) after the viral moment they had last Sunday, Edelman and Brady are still as good friends as they were in all the years they were teammates with the Patriots, which is why this mockery of the former wide receiver at quarterback shouldn’t be a problem between the two.