Bill Belichick releases statement following news that Julian Edelman is retiring

Just moments ago, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick released a statement following the news that WR Julian Edelman is retiring from the NFL.

“By any measure of what constitutes an elite NFL career — wins, championships, production — Julian has all that,” Belichick said.

Here is Edelman’s retirement announcement, in case you missed it.

Just moments ago, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman took to Twitter to announce he is retiring from the NFL.

Congrats on a great career, Julian.

Initial Report:

New England Patriots terminate contract of former Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman

According to reports, the New England Patriots have terminated the contract of WR Julian Edelman.

Edelman, who is 34, was the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.


In 11 seasons with the Patriots, Edelman had 620 receptions for 6,882 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Not too shabby for a player who was drafted in the 7th round.