Report: New England Patriots Restructure Julian Edelman’s Contract


The Super Bowl MVP, Julian Edelman, had his contract restructured on Tuesday to possibly keep him in New England for the remainder of his career. (PHOTO COURTESY: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Weeks after being named the most valuable player in last season’s Super Bowl, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman had his contract restructured earlier today, which should keep him in New England for the remainder of his career.

According to multiple reports, Edelman’s new contract will keep him with the Patriots through the 2021 season.

As noted through, Edelman’s contract was set to expire after the upcoming season.

According to Mike Reiss of, Edelman’s new contract “includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money.”

Prior to being named the Super Bowl most valuable player, Edelman hauled in 74 receptions on 108 targets for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 regular season contests. Edelman was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for testing positive for PED (performance-enhancing drug) use.

In three playoff games, Edelman recorded 26 receptions on 35 targets for a career-best 388 receiving yards, while also tallying two carries for 15 yards.

Since being drafted in 2009, Edelman has become quarterback Tom Brady‘s go-to receiver in both the regular season and postseason.

According to, Edelman has recorded 499 receptions in 115 games, including 30 grabs in the end zone. He has tallied 5,390 receiving yards, which is an average of 10.8 yards per reception.

Edelman and the Patriots will begin their recent title defense on Sunday, September 8 when they host the Pittsburg Steelers for an 8:20 p.m. kickoff.

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Patriots-Ravens: Do We Blame Gillette Stadium For Cundiff’s Botched Field Goal?



Sunday’s AFC Championship game hasn’t been fully digested. Many are still talking about Baltimore’s final drive, as well as Billy Cundiff‘s missed field goal, too.

Here are some more headlines and news pertaining toward his missed 32-yard field goal.

* WEEI’s Mut & Merloni midday show dissected the kick, as well as the theory that he was thrown off by a scoreboard malfunction at Gillette Stadium.

* In case you missed it, here is Terrell Suggs discussing his team’s frustrating conference championship loss with Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First TakeCLICK HERE for the video.

* NBC 10 Philadelphia provided an interesting read pertaining toward Cundiff’s missed kick, and where it ranks among other botched playoff kicks.

* ESPN and provide an intriguing blog on Cundiff, who claimed the scoreboard rushed his kick in the fourth quarter.

* The Los Angles Times breaks down the kick with three different journalists from California, Florida and Illinois.

* Less than 24 hours after the game concluded, Cundiff addressed the Baltimore media to talk about his botched field goal.

* The National Post crafted an interesting piece about how Cundiff has joined a list of other professional or collegiate players that have faltered under the bright lights.

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