Report: Patriots, Julian Edelman agree to contract extension

The Patriots give the Super Bowl LIII MVP as well deserved contract extension.

As first reported by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman agreed to a two-year, $18 million contract extension. The extension includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Edelman is entering his 10th season in New England and has accumulated 499 receptions, 5,390 yards, and 30 touchdowns during his tenure with the Patriots. 

Edelman was entering the final year of his two-year, $11 million extension that he signed back in 2017. This new extension was New England giving Edelman what he deserved: more money.