Patriots: Julian Edelman nails the Bernie Sanders meme from Joe Biden’s inauguration

FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 25: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 25: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

There was almost a certainty that a new running joke would spawn from the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President, and that prediction came true, as a photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting in the frigid January air bundled up spawned countless photoshops, all of them featuring Sanders in an unusual place.

That particular meme wiggled its way into the sports world, as New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman got in on the Sanders craze.

The doctored picture shows Sanders coaching the veteran wideout and Tom Brady on the finer points of attacking the defense during New England’s Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman still found time to make some jokes after a poor season last year.

Unfortunately, Edelman has made more news for his comedy stylings on Twitter than for his play of late, as a tremendous Week 2 performance against the Seattle Seahawks was overshadowed by an injury that knocked him out of the season, a year in which he failed to catch a touchdown pass, right before the halfway mark.

In a season that saw a generally sharp offensive mind in Josh McDaniels completely regress and pick up all of the worst bad habits he started during his Denver Broncos head coaching tenure, all the while failing to be even average with a former MVP in Cam Newton at quarterback, maybe there is a need for a fresh face on this coaching staff. You could certainly do worse as far as unpaid coaching interns or offensive quality control coaches go.

Edelman has always shown off his razor-sharp wit on social media, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down in that regard. Patriots fans just need to hope that he can stay healthy and perform on the field next season instead of being relegated to popping off funny tweets.