Julian Edelman Signs Two-Year, $11M Extension With Patriots

Julian Edelamn close to extension let's guess his deal

Super Bowl LI hero and New England Patriots slot receiver Julian Edelman was entering the final year of his four-year contract with New England this upcoming season. Edelman reportedly received that new deal on Thursday, but perhaps it wasn't worth as much as some would have thought.

Edelman is the latest in a long line of Patriot veterans to stamp their place with the franchise by signing contract extensions.

Edelman, 31, recorded 98 receptions for 1,103 yards and three touchdowns during the 2016 regular season. Ultimately, Edelman can make up to $15 million in the two years and is now signed through 2019.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Edelman is on the verge of signing a contract extension.

Over his career, the former college quarterback has 425 receptions for 4,540 yards and 24 touchdowns while helping the Patriots win a pair of Super Bowl titles. After all, following this season he will have only made just over $20 million in total cash during his nine-year National Football League career. In his eight-year National Football League career to date, Edelman has 425 receptions for 4,540 yards and 24 touchdowns. Because of his high value to the offense, the Patriots have limited Edelman's work on punt returns the past two years.

Originally selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Kent State, he has since remained in New England for the past eight seasons.

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