NFL world reacts to Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's retirement

For more than a decade, Julian Edelman provided a clutch and consistent presence for the New England Patriots.

Once a quarterback at Kent State, Edelman worked his way to becoming a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Pats as a receiver and was the Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player.

With a knee injury having long hampered him, Edelman’s contract was terminated by the Patriots and not long after he announced his retirement on Monday.

Foxboro Forever

Following Edelman’s decision to hang up his cleats, the NFL world spun in celebration of the “Squirrel’s” career, one highlighted by steady and productive regular seasons and one that will long be celebrated for the clutch performances had when it mattered most in the playoffs.

One hell of a career, one hell of a story.

𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪, @Edelman11:

The ultimate competitor.

Statements from Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on @Edelman11.

A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady)

He came in as a seventh-round pick.
He retires as a 3x champ.

Thanks for the memories, @Edelman11.

Legend ! Grew up watching you . Blessed that I was in a position to talk to you and watch you work during camp . Respect! 🐐


Hell of a career! #Respect

🐿🐿 #JE11 #respect

I Enjoyed it all brotha! I'll be waiting for my invite to the ceremony✊🏾💪🏾 🐿

Been around a lot of players throughout my time in the NFL. All of them the best competitors. But none compares to @Edelman11 you were an inspiration early in my career, a hell of a freaking teammate and someone to call me brother for the rest of our lives. Congrats brother.

Congrats my boy true competitor

With the news of @Edelman11's retirement announcement today, he would first be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2026.

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