Julian Edelman has gone on the record stating that he would like Rob Gronkowski to make a comeback for the New England Patriots this season. In a thinly veiled jab at the absence of Antonio Brown, Edelman’s moaning about the Patriots’ lack of depth on offense best explains Tom Brady’s AB antics on social media.
With Antonio Brown Gone, Julian Edelman Dreams of Gronkowski’s Return
Here is what Julian Edelman said in an interview on the Greg Hill Show on the possibility of Gronk’s unlikely return from retirement,
“I don’t know. If he does (return), hey, that’s awesome. We need it.”
It was just a few weeks ago that everything was looking rosy for the New England Patriots’ offense, even if there was no Antonio Brown. Now, stricken by injuries and a running game that has failed to provide the balance that their thin receiving corps needs, Julian Edelman is apparently so desperate he would take a 240 pound retired Rob Gronkowski. Josh Gordon is battling “multiple ailments,” while Phillip Dorsett and Rex Burkhead are both being limited in practice ahead of Sunday’s clash with the New York Jets.
It’s not much of a vote of confidence in the rest of New England’s young offense that Julian Edelman is pining for Gronk. The tight end was hit and miss at best last season, although an aging Ben Watson is still a downgrade from most incarnations of the Patriots’ former force of nature. It’s hard for Edelman not be wistful when you consider he got to suit up alongside all-time great Antonio Brown for one game.
The XFL provided an amusing interjection to this whole saga, with a no-regrets take that clashes with the Patriots’ AB related melancholy.