Veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman has yet to make a decision on his Patriots situation. Edelman has been part of the team for over a decade. He had a key role on the field. However, we can’t forget that the wideout missed an entire 2017 season and was limited to 6 games in 2020. The 2018 Super Bowl MPV had to deal with a four-game suspension after violating the NFL’s PEDs policy. So, how will the Patriots handle him? Will they leave him on the roster? Will he go somewhere else? Tampa Bay? There’s so much speculation about Edelman and his future in the league.
The veteran has yet to announce his next move. He may return or retire. I mean, this would be his age-35 season. Edelman had to undergo surgery to fix his knee issues. It was a lingering issue but it’s gone now. Many thought 2020 was the final season for Edelman.
This doesn’t change the fact that Edelman looks like a player who is willing to hit the field in 2021.
Recent reports are concerning though. Bill Belichick’s Patriots don’t look like a team that would win games with Edelman on the roster.
Julian Edelman is in a tricky Patriots situation
Karen Guregian from Boston Herald has a report on the case. Guregian claims that Edelman will play in 2021. But she can’t see him finish his career with the Patriots.
“Julian Edelman is going to try and gut out another season with a chronically troubled knee.
“The question in the coming months is what the Patriots will ultimately choose to do with him, after adding two potential starters in free agency and perhaps another soon via the draft.
“According to a source familiar with Edelman’s situation, it’s doubtful he will be able to play the entire 2021 season. The knee has already hampered him for the better part of two years.
“While surgery can provide temporary relief, nothing can solve the underlying problem, the source said. That doesn’t mean Edelman won’t try to suit up, but if you’re the Patriots, how do you keep a soon-to-be 35-year-old receiver with a bad knee that will eventually sideline him again?”