As the big game of the year approaches, Edelman reminisced about an outrageous Super Bowl XLIX wager involving Michael Jordan. It’s no secret that Michael Jordan enjoys gambling a lot. The former Chicago Bulls player undoubtedly enjoys playing a variety of games of chance in addition to golf.
MJ’s obsession with betting and his tendency to indulge his wildest cravings with cards and chips whenever and wherever feasible have been well-documented throughout his illustrious life.
More than just hoops, Mike is naturally competitive. As it is, MJ plays the games to win; he doesn’t merely gamble as a habit.
MJ Put Tremendous Pressure on All to Win
In one of the most memorable NFL championship games in history, Edelman and the New England Patriots faced off against the reigning champion Seattle Seahawks. Just one week remained before the aforementioned Super Bowl match when he unexpectedly found himself in an intriguing conversation with Derek Jeter, the legendary baseball player, and Jordan. Edelman said,
“The week before Super Bowl 2014, I took my folks to dinner, and I roll up, and I see Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan. I’m like super starstruck. I’m about to play in the Super Bowl, and I go up, and you can tell Jeter is a very charming guy, welcoming.
“And as soon as the conversation’s about to end, like five minutes in, I’m about to leave, Jordan comes up to me. He goes, ‘Hey kid, I got a bunch of money on you. Don’t f— it up,’ “And that’s the only thing he said to me. I go, ‘Yes sir, Mr. Jordan.’ I didn’t know what to say [anymore].”
Julian Edelman listed the 2014 Patriots as the best Patriots team of all time on his Instagram page.
That team was sick. Here’s the game winning drive that capped off that season with a Super Bowl. 🏆pic.twitter.com/DJuYvrR3EA
— Pats Buzz (@PatsBuzz) January 16, 2024
Fortunately, Edelman did not make a mistake as he played a crucial role in the Patriots’ 28-24 victory over the Seahawks, hauling in nine receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown.