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Julian Edelman Hilariously Turns the Tables on the Hall of Fame Debate
April 27, 2021
The New England Patriots will enter the 2021 NFL season without one of their veterans. Julian Edelman decided to retire and he is making his way to the Hall of Fame. He stacked some cool numbers throughout his career with the team. Edelman is one of the best players in the postseason. Guess what… Only Jerry Rice has more postseason catches than the Patriots wideout. Edelman has some cool catches and this will probably earn his spot in the Hall of Fame.
Edelman wasn’t supposed to play 11 seasons in the NFL. He was a signal-caller at Kent State. Head coach Bill Belichick selected him in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. The Patriots got Edelman after 231 other players came off the draft board in the 2009 NFL Draft.
His role changed back then. Edelman became a wide receiver and Belichick used him as a key player on the roster. The wideout surpassed 360 receiving yards after five seasons. However, Edelman was one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets. The 2018 NFL MVP reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2013 with 1,056 yards and six TDs.
Julian Edelman earns a spot in the Hall of Fame
The wideout finished his career with three 1,000-yard seasons. Edelman collected three Super Bowl wins and became a fan favorite in New England. Jules was limited to six games in 2020 and had to retire.
During his appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, Edelman talked about the Hall of Fame debate.
“You see it out there,” he said. “You definitely see it, but it is what it is.
“Are you guys going to make the podcasting Hall of Fame? Are you guys systematic podcasters? I don’t know. These are all questions I have. I think you guys are Hall of Fame podcasters. When the moments are the toughest, I’ve always heard the best takes come from you. When you needed a take, in an absolute moment. … Your stats aren’t there. You’re not Howard Stern, but the takes are there.”
“I’m a guy that when I go to do something, I just go to win,” he said. “I didn’t grow up thinking about the Hall of Fame. I grew up thinking about hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.”
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