Julian Edelman says he hated when the Patriots drafted Jimmy Garoppolo for one reason

Jan 24, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10), wide receiver
Jan 24, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10), wide receiver / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Since retiring from the NFL in 2021, Julian Edelman has been all over the place; from becoming part of the FOX NFL KICKOFF show this season to hosting his own podcast, "Games With Names," the former receiver has made sure to stay busy now that he has more time off the field.

Much like some of his fellow retired teammates, his voice in football remains a big part of his daily routine, and inviting some of those guys onto his podcast has been a treat for Patriots fans to be entertained by.

The most recent guest on the show was none other than Rob Gronkowski, who brought the fun and hilarity to his episode which has had people talking since its publication.

One of the more interesting parts of Edelman and Gronk's conversation was when the former receiver revealed he hated when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted by the Patriots in 2014. The immediate assumption is because of the possibility that the team was maybe looking to replace Tom Brady, a close friend of Edelman's. But it was actually for a much different reason.

It was because Garoppolo is so handsome that he made Edelman "like the fourth" best-looking guy on the team.

This prompted an in-depth conversation between the two Patriots legends about having a team of modelesque players, which they proceeded to list a top-5 of the most handsome of all during their time in New England.

Despite the obvious silliness of the conversation, it's cool to see a side of Edelman that wasn't always seen throughout his career. Gronk is still Gronk, of course, and seems to bring the best out in everyone, which made this episode even more enjoyable to watch.

It also was a harsh reminder of just how far the team has come since some of the most influential pillars of the team have signed elsewhere or retired. But the good thing is we have incredible memories of the dynasty and fun moments like this one between two legendary Patriots to look forward to, right?

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