Tom Brady has always been able to adapt and relate to his teammates and their various personalities in a way most players just can’t. But in this instance, Brady wasn’t about a teammate when he commented on a video he saw online.
The video happened to be Minnesota Timberwolves star and 2020 NBA No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards launching bombs on the gridiron to his friends as they battled one-on-one. Edwards showed a strong and pretty accurate arm in the video, and it got Brady tweeting.
The chatty Edwards had this to say after completing a tough over-the-shoulder throw to his buddy.
“Don’t I look like something?” What y’all think?” Edwards asked.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 30, 2022
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t far behind, commenting and retweeting the video.
Brady said, “Ant I know the money is good but you’re playing the wrong sport bro!”
Ant replied with, “Gronk gone, so what’s up.”
Gronk gone, so what’s up??? https://t.co/A3RRksPd0G
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) June 30, 2022
“AntMan” is referring to recently retired four-time Super Bowl-winning tight end Rob Gronkowski
Could Ant Play In The NFL?
In a league that’s always looking for its next matchup nightmare, Edwards would be a welcome sight. At 6 feet 5 and 225 pounds, Edwards could play that new hybrid wide receiver/tight end role.
Sort of like we saw Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez and future HOFer Antonio Gates play. Both were primarily basketball players prior to taking on the game of football and becoming two of the five best to ever play the position.
In fact, Edwards does have a background in football, as he played most of his childhood. He was the star running back for the Atlanta Vikings, a well-respected Pop Warner program in Atlanta.
But Edwards is pretty dynamic on that hardwood, and his body will definitely hold up a lot longer in the NBA than in the NFL.
Edwards Was Great Last Season, Led T-Wolves To Playoffs
During the 2021-22 season, the T-Wolves experienced a success the franchise hasn’t seen much of since Kevin Garnett and Wally Szczerbiak roamed the “Twin Cities.” Edwards averaged 20.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He showed a grit and toughness and budding leadership that should bode well for the franchise going forward.
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) June 8, 2022
Behind Edwards and teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, the Wolves clinched the seventh seed, losing a tough six-game series to the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.
After seeing the money being shelled out at the beginning of free agency on Thursday, including his teammate KAT cashing in on a four-year, $211M guaranteed extension, it’s doubtful Edwards is considering a career change.
Stay hoopin’, young fella!