The New England Patriots have made several major changes in the past couple of years. Tom Brady’s departure started an avalanche of changes in Foxboro. Julian Edelman is loyal to the organization. He didn’t go anywhere. The Patriots are expected to make another move, and one particular player is no longer an option for the team.
Edelman has been part of the Patriots for over a decade. He had great numbers throughout his entire career. However, 2020 was bad and Edelman missed most of the portion. He played just six games and had to undergo surgery to fix his knee.
Edelman may not stay with the Patriots as a top portion
There are so many rumors amout Edelman’s future. Some say he will retire. But, Edelman is ready for his next season. Will he stay in New England? Head coach Bill Belichick can easily move on from him. Belichick will do the best for the team.
Nick Villano from FanSided believes that Edelman may be a cap casualty in the offseason.
“Edelman isn’t a top option anymore,” Villano said.
There’s a really good chance to see Edelman with Brady and Rob Gronkowski in Tampa.
“Obviously, the Patriots would love to trade Edelman to the Bucs for something like they did with Rob Gronkowski, but it might not be in the cards after Edelman’s injury. The Patriots might do him a solid and just let him pick his next team, be it the defending Super Bowl champions or someone else. Edelman is owed just over $6 million next season, the last season on a two-year deal. If they cut Edelman, they’d still carry a $2.66 million cap charge, but the rest is saved by the franchise. This would be more helping out Edelman while finally seeing what is going on with the wide receiving corps. N’Keal Harry is facing the biggest make-or-break year in the NFL this season. He could finally show why he was a first-round pick, or he could be out of the league at this time next year.”
Cutting Edelman would shock diehard fans. Patriots fans love him.