For more than a decade, Julian Edelman provided a clutch and consistent presence for the New England Patriots.
Once a quarterback at Kent State, Edelman worked his way to becoming a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Pats as a receiver and was the Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player.
With a knee injury having long hampered him, Edelman’s contract was terminated by the Patriots and not long after he announced his retirement on Monday.
Foxboro Forever pic.twitter.com/x3SDDPJoTX
Following Edelman’s decision to hang up his cleats, the NFL world spun in celebration of the “Squirrel’s” career, one highlighted by steady and productive regular seasons and one that will long be celebrated for the clutch performances had when it mattered most in the playoffs.
One hell of a career, one hell of a story.
𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪, @Edelman11: https://t.co/m685Eot0On
The ultimate competitor.
Statements from Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on @Edelman11. pic.twitter.com/yaDPP7I7Vp
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He came in as a seventh-round pick.
He retires as a 3x champ.
Thanks for the memories, @Edelman11. pic.twitter.com/VoXD9XEYWm
Legend ! Grew up watching you . Blessed that I was in a position to talk to you and watch you work during camp . Respect! 🐐 https://t.co/di8tUDEaLN
Hell of a career! #Respect https://t.co/defnxdGBlB
🐿🐿 #JE11 #respect
I Enjoyed it all brotha! I'll be waiting for my invite to the ceremony✊🏾💪🏾 🐿 https://t.co/WUACVNUasX
Been around a lot of players throughout my time in the NFL. All of them the best competitors. But none compares to @Edelman11 you were an inspiration early in my career, a hell of a freaking teammate and someone to call me brother for the rest of our lives. Congrats brother.
Congrats my boy true competitor https://t.co/1OTPPDZIIu
With the news of @Edelman11's retirement announcement today, he would first be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2026. pic.twitter.com/xRsP3QP25K
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