According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, wide receiver Julian Edelman has agreed to return to Foxboro for the 2014 season.
Patriots and WR Julian Edelman just reached agreement, per source. Back to New England.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2014
This is a good move for the Pats, because even though he may not be the “game-breaker” they were hoping to get, he is a good player, he knows the system, and more importantly, he has a great rapport with quarterback Tom Brady. I am sure that Brady will be ecstatic to hear this news, especially after he lost his number one receiver last season (Wes Welker).
New England had been focusing on upgrading their defense thus far in the offseason, but this move secures one offensive play-maker for Brady. It should also be noted that Edelman’s return skills are up there with the best of them, and his abililty to make something happen on special teams is a bonus for Bill Belichick.
Edelman took to twitter to share this news with his fans.
Foxboro is home. Excited to be back. #grind
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) March 15, 2014
Edelman had a great 2013 campaign, setting career highs in pretty much every category.