When Julian Edelman announced his retirement from the New England Patriots recently, he meant he was done. There has been a lot of speculation that he would team up with Tom Brady, and Rob Gronkowski in Tampa, but Edelman has no intention on playing again, despite being egged on in the media by his former teammates.
“My knee’s breaking down, I’m not gonna sit here, you know, I got everything I wanted,” Edelman said,. “I got three rings, played in a magical dynasty, with an unbelievable franchise coach, best quarterback of all times, like, yo, I’m not a greedy guy. I played to win, I played to compete, I don’t need anything else to prove. I’m good with what I did, I left it all out on the field.”
Edelman knows where his loyalty lies. Julian will be starting a new job this season on Inside the NFL as well as other ventures in the entertainment industry.
"You either had to be really good at 1 thing or you had to be very versatile. There's a saying around New England everyone always says the more you can do"@Edelman11 chats about trying to get on the field early in his career for the #Patriots #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/IaFZR9V8KJ
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 13, 2021