Julian Edelman, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, made a $100,000 bet that his former team will reach the final game of the season against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If both Pats and Bucs reach Super Bowl 56, Edelman would win $545,000, but former Baltimore Ravens lineback Ray Lewis doesn’t think it’s a sound bet. Speaking with Amanda Guerra on CBS, Lewis reacted to the news of Edelman’s bet, saying he needs therapy.
Julian Edelman claps back at Ray Lewis
Although it seemed to be buddy banter between the two, Edelman clapped back at Lewis‘ comments by asking him how much he’d bet on Ravens reaching the Super Bowl. The response is obviously sarcasm since Baltimore did not reach the NFL playoffs this season.
Edelman first announced his bet on Instagram, publishing a video of him talking to his parents on the phone to let them know about the gamble he’d be taking. His mother was happy to share the profits if his bet ends up paying off, but his dad was not as enthusiastic, sharing the same sentiment as Ray Lewis.
Edelman, who reportedly earned $44 million throughout his 12 seasons in New England, will not be using his own money for the bet. The former wide receiver received $100K from Wynnbet to promote the online sportsbook.
He used the money on a parlay, betting $50,000 that Pats would reach the Super Bowl and the other $50,000 on that Bucs will meet them there. Wynnbet lists the Patriots at +750 odds to reach the Super Bowl and the Buccaneers at +340.