New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman’s contract was set to expire after this upcoming 2017 NFL season, but the defending Super Bowl champions aren’t letting him go elsewhere. According to multiple reports, the 31-year-old wideout Edelman has agreed to terms and conditions on a two-year extension contract deal to keep him in New England beyond the 2017 NFL season.
Julian Edelman, who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft, is scheduled to earn a total of $3 million this season with his cap hit being $5.75 million. Edelman has been an absolute bargain for the New England since signing a four-year contract deal daring back in 2014, making an average of just $4.25 million per season.
Patriots and WR Julian Edelman now have reached agreement on a multi-year contract extension, per sources. @MikeGarafolo predicted deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2017
Patriots and WR Julian Edelman are moving toward a contract extension that should be completed in the next day or so, sources say.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 8, 2017
The 31-year-old wide receiver is coming off of his best season as a professional American football player, catching 98 passes for a career-high 1,106 yards and three touchdowns. It was his second 1,000-yard season and the third time he’s caught at least 90 passes.
He was a key part of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl run this past postseason. In the playoffs, Edelman caught 21 passes for 342 yards and one touchdown. The biggest reception of his pro NFL career, however, was on a tipped pass that he picked off the turf to keep Patriots’ hopes alive.
With this two-year extension contract, he will likely spend the next three years in the New England that turned him into a star wide receiver after playing at quarterback position at Kent State.