Patriots’ Julian Edelman Honors Philip Rivers After QB’s Retirement

New England Patriots veteran wideout Julian Edelman has words of praise for quarterback Philip Rivers. Edelman is definitely a fan.

Rivers made a decision on his retirement and called it career. He has been part of the NFL for 17 years. The 39-year-old spent the final season with the Indianapolis Colts. He had a good playing career, and now he will be coaching high school.

Football players and coaches showed their love and support for Rivers. The Patriots wideout is among those who honored the longtime Chargers signal-caller.

Julian Edelman to retire following Philip Rivers’ retirement?

This leads us to the following question. Will Edelman do the same? The 34-year-old has been making headlines for quite some time. Edelman missed a big portion of the 2020 NFL season. The Patriots placed him on injured reserve right after the knee procedure. He was also added to the reserve/COVID-19 list. His social media activity adds fuel to the fire.

The quarterbacks of the early 2000s era have started taking a step back. Yes, it’s Tom Brady’s group. However, TB12 is getting ready for his 14th conference championship in 19 seasons as a signal-caller. Brady is the ultimate quarterback and he will probably keep playing at the same pace. Let’s not forget that the former Patriots quarterback signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Oh, yes, Brady is 43.

Rivers is 39 and he is retiring. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 42, and he plans to retire, too. His arm strength has diminished, too. He struggled in Sunday’s divisional-round loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to recent reports, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2021, but he saw big issues in the wild-card loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Brees joined the NFL in 2001. Rivers and Roethlisberger signed with their NFL teams in 2004. Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retired last offseason. Will Brady retire in the near future?