Julian Edelman, New England Patriots agree to multi-year contract extension
FOXBORO — After another incredible season capped off with the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Julian Edelman was rewarded by the Patriots with a new multiyear contract extension.
Edelman originally would have been a free agent following the 2017 season since he had only one remaining year on his previous contract. However, with this extension, Edelman will be signed to the Patriots for the next coming seasons.
Edelman had another career year during the 2016-17 regular season, ending up with over 1,100 receiving yards and 98 receptions, just two shy of the vaunted 100 mark.
However, he really made his mark in the Patriots three playoff games, averaging 7 receptions per game and over 114 receiving yards.
Without his help, the Patriots would have potentially been faced with another crushing Super Bowl loss instead of the come-from-behind victory they achieved.