Julian Edelman is feeling nostalgic on NFL Draft day.
The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night, and to commemorate the occasion, the New England Patriots wide receiver posted a pretty awesome photo and caption on his Instagram and Twitter feeds.
Listen coach, I’m the best arm talent in this draft. I’m a gunslinger. That’s all there is to it. I’m gonna make some throws you didn’t think were possible. What’s that? You drafted me at receiver? I see. pic.twitter.com/FmN6viT31P— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 23, 2020
Lest you think Edelman went to college in the early 1990s, that's his face photoshopped into Brett Favre's iconic photo from the 1991 NFL Draft.
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In case you forgot, Edelman was a quarterback at Kent State, and we can totally see him trying to convince head coach Bill Belichick he could sling the ball like Favre and take Tom Brady's job.
(Ex-Patriots teammate Brandon LaFell agreed, commenting on Instagram: "Bruh you really would say that.")
Alas, Edelman was probably happy to be drafted at all when the Patriots took him in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
You know the rest: The 33-year-old worked his way up from return specialist to slot wide receiver to Tom Brady's No. 1 target, earning Super Bowl LIII MVP honors and finishing fifth in the NFL in receptions (100) in 2019.
Not too shabby, even if he didn't turn out to be the next Brett Favre.
The Patriots reportedly gave Edelman some help Thursday by signing wideout Marqise Lee, but they still may look to add more pass-catchers this weekend.