Report: Edelman finalizing deal with Patriots to stay in New England ‘for the rest of his career’

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman is reportedly finalizing a contract extension with the Patriots that “should keep him in New England for the rest of his career.”

The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports Edelman’s new deal will keep him in Foxborough for his 10th season and beyond.

Fellow NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport says Edelman’s extension is for two years and that it will give him a “well-deserved raise.”

Rapoport says Edelman will earn $18 million through 2021, including $12 million in guaranteed money and an $8 million signing bonus.

Edelman, who has served as Tom Brady’s security blanket for years, caught 10 passes for 141 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in February to help New England capture its sixth Super Bowl championship.

The 32-year-old product of Kent State has 499 catches and 30 touchdown grabs in 115 regular season games with the Patriots.

Edelman has earned three Super Bowl rings alongside Brady and company.

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