Tom Brady has officially left the New England Patriots. His top wide receiver, Julian Edelman, isn't planning on going anywhere.
The six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback was officially announced by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at a teleconference on Tuesday afternoon. Brady, 42, expressed excitement regarding his new opportunity following 20 years in New England.
"This is an exciting moment for me in my life, entering something very unique to me, the first time this is happening in 20 years," Brady told reporters.
Edelman, 33, has been with the Patriots (and Tom Brady) his entire career. The three-time Super Bowl champion has been one of Brady's top targets since 2009.
Some have speculated that Edelman could try to follow Brady to Tampa Bay. It doesn't look like that'll be happening, though.
Edelman posted a simple two-word message for Pats fans on his Instagram page.
"Foxborough forever," he wrote.
So Edelman will be sticking around. It's yet to be determined who will be throwing him the ball, though.
Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer should compete for the starting job in New England this fall. The Patriots could also look to draft a quarterback or bring in someone like Jameis Winston or Cam Newton.
There will be a lot of changes in Foxborough this fall, but Edelman won't be one of them.