Julian Edelman Retires
Patriots slot receiver Julian Edelman retired today after a 12-year career that included a Super Bowl MVP award. No, he's not going down to play with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay; his knees are shot. So now we're going to have the Edelman Hall of Fame argument. It's already been raging on Twitter today. Edelman essentially has the same Hall of Fame argument as Eli Manning; it's all about titles and what he did in the postseason. Only Jerry Rice has more postseason receptions over his career. But Edelman never made the Pro Bowl in the regular season; by Football Outsiders numbers, he never finished in the top 20 of wide receiver DYAR or the top 30 of wide receiver DVOA. A steady presence with some great postseason moments, he'll always be a legend in New England. He's not a Hall of Famer.