The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Julian Edelman as of April 12th, 2021. The Super Bowl LIII MVP reportedly failed a physical and the Patriots decided to cut the cord. Edelman played 11 seasons with the New England Patriots and amassed quite the career in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Julian Edelman leaves the Patriots a three-time Super Bowl Champion. He also holds the second-most recorded playoff receptions in NFL history at 98. In his 11-year career, Edelman has collected 620 catches for 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns. As well as a playoff passing touchdown in 2014 in the divisional round against the Baltimore Ravens.
It’s been reported that Julian Edelman would be unlikely to play an entire season through 2021 due to his chronic knee issues. Now it’s expected that this is all just a formality due to his upcoming retirement. Despite the rumors of he may be linking up with his quarterback of ten years Tom Brady down in Tampa Bay with the defending Super Bowl Champions.
A fan favorite across New England, it is truly saddening to see such a wonderful career ended like this. One of the best clutch performers in Boston Sports history ends a career. Much like Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox did earlier this year. At some point, your physical health can not keep up with the demands of the sport. Edelman is likely in the same boat as the legendary Red Sox second baseman.
There are so many memories to go down, but I’ll save that for a retrospective in the very near future. But what we fear is true Patriots fans. Julian Edelman is no longer a New England Patriot.
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