New England Patriots: Julian Edelman to release new book in October

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Julian Edelman (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Julian Edelman (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Julian Edelman has been one of the most dominant and consistent NFL receivers over the past several seasons for the New England Patriots. For Edelman, however, his stardom in the NFL never came easy.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will release a new book titled Relentless this coming fall. The book is written with current CSNNE Pats Insider Tom E. Curran.

The book will cover Edelman’s “inspiring story” of his NFL career. Drafted out of Kent State as a hardly known quarterback in the seventh round, he was quickly put to work as a receiver and returner.

After becoming one of the leagues best returners, Edelman then got his chance on the field. After the departure of Wes Welker in the 2013 offseason, Edelman finally proved his value as a wide receiver.

Edelman has caught over 350 passes for over 3,800 yards since Welker’s departure. He has become one of the toughest, most consistent wide receivers in the whole NFL.

Along with the career statistics, Edelman has also been a catalyst of two Super Bowl Champion squads. He caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX and hauled in one of the best catches in NFL history during a historic Super Bowl LI comeback victory.

The book will also cover Edelman’s playing days in Pop Warner football where he lead his team to a national championship. In high school, he went from a severely undersized running back to an undefeated quarterback. Then in college, Edelman shattered records as a quarterback.

Edelman also shares early memories of his father and his “near-constant fight to keep his intensity and competitiveness in check in high school and college.” He also talks about his relationships with current and former teammates such as Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Randy Moss and Matthew Slater.

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He reveals the story behind his unreal Super Bowl LI catch, and how he never stopped believing his team could win the game. Numbers, statistics and film can all be broken-down, but a heart of a champion can never be measured.

Relentless will hit the shelves October 24th and can be preordered here.