It's the offseason, so there is a lot of discussion about what the Patriots should do about (fill-in-the-blanks) contract.
TomBrady needs an extension.
Are they going to make RobGronkowski take a pay cut if he returns?
Are DevinMcCourty, Dont'aHightower, DwayneAllen and AdrianClayborn worth their hefty cap numbers?
Who's getting paid, TreyFlowers or TrentBrown? Both?
Nobody ever mentions JulianEdelman, the reigning Super Bowl MVP. You know, the guy who basically carried the postseason passing offense this year, just like he did on the way to titles in '14 and '16 (Edelman receptions in those postseasons: 73 in nine games. Every other receiver combined: 76)...
See the correlation?
I get it -- we've all become accustomed to the Patriots never paying slot receivers because, apparently, they grow on trees (WesWelker can attest to that). The team certainly has a right to feel the way it does when they've had an unbroken run of TroyBrown, Welker, Edelman, DannyAmendola and then back to Edelman.
But, like Welker in his final Patriots days, something doesn't feel right about Edelman's contract.