Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski told Mike Greenberg of ESPN that he thinks Julian Edelman can come back if he’s healed up.
“Jules was an unbelievable player and he literally gives it his all for his teammates,” Gronkowski said. “I just wish the best for Julian to heal up. Obviously in his little press conference thing, he said he was going to go until the tires fall off and he sure has. So I’m hoping he heals up. I want the best for him. I’ve been in that situation before. I believe, if Julian truly heals up whatever’s hurting on him, and he fully heals and feels good, I think he’ll be back. I don’t know see why he wouldn’t be back, eventually in the future. Maybe a year or two away. Let me tell you: He’s just a competitor. So I say if he heals up 100 percent and feels good, I think he’ll be back in the NFL.”
Edelman retired this past April after the New England Patriots terminated his contract due to a failed physical.