Julian Edelman went through hilarious mood swings during Patriots-Bills

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Though Julian Edelman retired this past offseason, he’s still a cradle-to-the-grave Patriots legend, who remains ride-or-die for Coach Belichick, even seemingly over his old quarterback Tom Brady (who, let the record show, he wouldn’t join in sunny Florida).

That doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe in TB12, though — nor does it mean he’s unable to criticize his old employer in New England, which he does when it’s warranted (on Inside the NFL, no less).

Basically, post-retirement Edelman is a Patriots fan. 

He can’t get himself to quit Tommy, even though he’s in a different conference now. He won’t let his intimate knowledge of the Pats’ shortcomings stop him from getting next-level cocky … until the plan falls apart, at which point he lets everyone in New England know they have to tighten things up before next year.

That was certainly Edelman’s path Saturday night — and, yes, the negativity had plenty to do with the fact that he bet his $100,000 of WynnBET money on a Patriots-Buccaneers Super Bowl. At halftime, with things looking bleak, Edelman put on a brave face and tried to evoke the Gods of Pats Comebacks Past against the Buffalo Bills.

Julian Edelman experienced all the emotions through Patriots-Bills.

That’s it. That’s the energy we were all trying to emit at halftime — even though all of Pats Nation probably felt the same bad omen when they noticed the blocked XP took “28-3” off the board.

If we’d let them get to 28 … we probably would’ve completed the comeback. Everybody knows this.

Unfortunately for Edelman, things continued spiraling in the second half, taking the $100,000 out of his account piece by piece whenever Josh Allen dropped back. By the end of the game, Edelman had certainly lost all his halftime confidence, and instead resorted to begging.

And when the game all but officially ended a few minutes later, he went straight into panic mode, essentially trying to flee to Tijuana before the big, bad bookies could collect his money.

Or, more specifically, he Michael Scotted it, running away from his debt and trying to get off the grid.

Edelman will always be a Patriots legend, whether he shaves off his fingerprints to try to avoid his debt collectors or not.

No matter how dark things looked at halftime, you know you had a little bit of “28-3” energy buried deep down, too. And we’ll always have that, no matter what happens in realtime. That’s a pretty nice thing.