Given what typically takes place during free agency and teams overspending for players, the Patriots could have got themselves a good price now because with another solid season this year, Edelman likely would have received way more than $7.5 million per year offers from other teams.
Edelman, 31, was entering the final year of his contract in 2017. According to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, a contract could be signed within the next day or two.
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Edelman caught five passes for 87 yards and returned three punts for 40 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 overtime comeback win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. New England was approximately $20 million under the cap this offseason, and inking their most reliable receiver to a new deal allows the franchise to fit a good portion of the money it owes him under this season's total.
He entered the National Football League as a seventh-round draft choice of the Patriots in 2009, the 232nd overall selection. Danny Amendola is set to become a free agent and the Patriots also signed Andrew Hawkins to a one-year deal recently.
The notion that the Patriots might not retain Julian Edelman past the 2017 season has been percolating quite a bit in recent weeks.
He won his second Super Bowl ring as part of the greatest comeback in National Football League history - and his juggling, circus catch may be one of the most indelible images from that legendary game.