Julian Edelman “not going anywhere” after signing extension


On his 33rd birthday, receiver Julian Edelman signed a two-year extension worth up to $18 million, including an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money. It means remaining in New England for what Edelman hopes is his entire career.

“Honestly, I didn’t want to go anywhere, and I’m not going anywhere,” Edelman said, via Zack Cox of NESN. “So Boston, I’ll be back for a couple more.”

In the 15 games, including the postseason, after his four-game suspension last season, Edelman caught 100 passes for 1,238 yards and six touchdowns. He now ranks second all-time in career postseason receptions and receiving yards behind Jerry Rice.

Edelman wants even more.

“I’ve accomplished goals in the past,” said Edelman, a seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2009. “And when you do that, you set new goals. I’ve been blessed and fortunate to attain and reach a lot of my dreams, but I still have a lot of other things that I want to go for. I’ve got a big chip on my shoulder still, and I look forward to coming out here and contributing to the team and working hard each day, helping younger guys.”

8 responses to “Julian Edelman “not going anywhere” after signing extension

  1. Great player and teammate nothing but respect for him I’ll be happy when he retires

  2. Aside from the few times I’ve seen him call for a fair catch, then burry a shoulder into an unexpecting gunner, I like 11. I’ve always wondered if he would be as good on another team however, or if he would have been a success without time to develop.

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