Julian Edelman, one of the best New England Patriots receivers of all time, will be 34 to start the 2020 season. Let’s take a look at his best plays so far.
Julian Edelman was drafted in the seventh round out of Kent State in 2009 after playing quarterback for the Golden Flashes. Who would’ve guessed that after over a decade of playing, Edelman would be considered one of the greatest New England Patriots of all time?
Edelman will turn 34 years old this month, but like his former QB would say: Age is just a number.
Edelman has had an extremely productive career — a borderline Hall of Fame career. Edelman has the second most receptions, is top-five in receiving yards, and top-10 in touchdown catches all time among Patriots. He is the best punt returner in Patriots history, having the best average and the most touchdowns.
Edelman has won three Super Bowls and been named Super Bowl MVP, something only Tom Brady and Deion Branch can say among Patriots.
How does he compare against the entire NFL? Well, he is second all-time in postseason catches behind only Jerry Rice.
Edelman has had a phenomenal career so far — Patriot fans couldn’t have asked for anything more
Rumor was only a few weeks ago that Edelman could be traded to Tampa Bay and rejoin his best buddy Tom Brady. Those rumors haven’t led anywhere — in fact, Edelman repeatedly posts pictures of him in a Patriot uniform, insinuating that he isn’t going anywhere.
Edelman is now the face of the New England franchise, so let’s reminisce about his greatest moments as a Patriot so far.