Wide-acceptor Julian Edelman was reluctantly released by the New England Patriots and announced on Monday that he would retire from professional football.
“I keep saying that I will work hard until the wheel hits the ground. The main person concerned said that they finally fell. Due to the injury last season, I will officially announce that I am about to retire.”
Edelman was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 “lot” auction (ranked 232 overall) and won the Wins Lombardi trophy three times.
In 137 professional games during the regular season, he scored 620 passes, scored 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns. Kent State University’s product also scored 118 catches in 19 playoff games for a total of 1,442 yards and 5 Grand Slams.
The recipient did not forget to thank all the people who gave him this opportunity and made him so successful.
“This is the best 12 years of my life,” he added.
Last year, due to injuries, Edelman only participated in six games. In his game, he used Cam Newton as a quarterback. He grabbed the ball 21 times for 315 yards and scored no touchdowns.
According to NFL Network reports, earlier today, trainers in Massachusetts decided to release the 34-year-old athlete after he failed a physical examination.