3 thoughts on Julian Edelman landing a new deal with the Patriots

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A few thoughts on the news Julian Edelman is getting a new deal:

1. The truth of the matter is that even with all the accolades, it can be easy to occasionally take Edelman for granted, especially this past offseason when it seemed like the team had to address a bunch of other pressing contractual situations. This column from Greg back in February elicited a lot of “Hey, you know what? He’s right! Edelman does deserve a little something extra.” Really, even in this era, it’s hard for a slot receiver to really get paid — the position is wildly undervalued. Then, you take into account the fact the Patriots have churned out a steady stream of slot guys over the years, going all the way back to Troy Brown and including Wes Welker, and Danny Amendola. Frankly, it’s helped them build leverage when it comes to keeping costs down. That could still be the case moving forward, but for now,