Julian Edelman takes his lumps after ill-fated Patriots bet

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 25: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 25: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both exited the playoffs early in shocking fashion. While Julian Edelman’s old team was completely dominated by Josh Allen to the point where the game was basically decided by halftime, Tom Brady and the Bucs fell at home in a nail-biter against the Rams.

Like many fans in Massachusetts and central Florida this postseason, Edelman was intrigued by the idea of a Brady/Belichick Super Bowl. With the former lighting up the scoreboard and the latter winning despite a rookie quarterback, they entered January with momentum.

Edelman placed a wager with WynnBET that would’ve made him an extra $545,000 richer if both teams pulled it off. Unfortunately, with two early exits, Edelman had to kiss his money goodbye. When you make a bet like that and fall on your face, you’re going to attract some haters.

Edelman was more than happy to take his roasting session after burning through six figures so quickly. I guess betting on a Bucs team down to their fourth wide receiver and a Patriots squad led by a rookie quarterback wasn’t the sharpest decision Edelman has made in the last few years.

The roastmaster general even got in a dig at Peyton Manning, saying he couldn’t “win a bet” with WynnBET. Leave it to Patriots fans to find a way to laugh at No. 18’s expense in any situation. It’s what they do best.

The Patriots robbed Julian Edelman by losing.

Edelman was not the only one who thought that a Patriots team who beat Buffalo while attempting three passes could ground and pound their way to a win. Josh Allen was so hot, however, that Jones didn’t stand a chance against one of the deepest teams in the league.

The Bucs nearly pulled off an impossible comeback that would’ve made Edelman a slightly richer man, but digging a 27-3 hold right before the third quarter ends is just too deep for anyone to overcome.

We may have been more optimistic about the Pats’ chances in that game than most, but at the cost of $100,000? That seems a bit pricey, Jules.

Note to self: Maybe don’t drop that much money on a team that had Tyler Johnson as their second receiver?

It’s nice to see that Edelman is doing everything he can to throw his support behind Brady and his old team. Let’s just hope his bold six-figure wagers actually pay off for him next season.