Rob Gronkowski amongst those who believe Julian Edelman’s NFL career isn’t over. Julian declared his retirement earlier Monday by social media, terming it as a hell of a run. The 34-year-old wide receiver called a knee injury as his reason for retirement.
“Due to a previous injury year, I will make the official announcement of my retirement from football,” Julian replied. ” Though it was a hard decision, yet it was the right decision for my family and me. And I am privileged and so proud to be withdrawing a Patriot.”
Julian’s Patriots Legacy
Julian’s 34 represented his whole 11-season career with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls. He was called Super Bowl LIII MVP after seizing ten passes for 141 yards in New England’s 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.
A knee injury hindered Julian’s final season.
Julian was restricted to six games the final season after undergoing knee surgery to address chronic disease. He tallied 21 catches for 315 yards without a goal in season 1 of the post-Brady era in New England.
Nevertheless, on Monday evening, Gronkowski, who was detected at LAX by TMZ, suggested a different view. Asked if Julian might join the cadre of former Patriots stars in Tampa Bay, where Tom & Gronkowski won the Super Bowl in February, Gronkowski giggled. “69% chance,” he quipped, breaking out his favorite number. Gronkowski was asked why that number precisely.
“Y’all asked if there’s a chance. I gave you a number,” Gronkowski stated.
“He will be back,” Gronkowski continued.
“Julian was the ultimate competitor, man,” Gronkowski stated. “Nothing but huge props to Edelman, man; he was a great teammate. You have got to give it to Jules, he gave it all his whole career, and he was a wonderful teammate. I’d good times with him, and he is going to keep on rising.”