Is Julian Edelman a Corridor of Famer? Twitter debates retired receiver’s credentials
Julian Edelman known as it quits Monday, asserting his retirement after an 11-year NFL profession, all of it spent with the Patriots.
Edelman’s remaining stat line: 620 receptions for six,866 receiving yards (11 yards per reception) and 36 receiving touchdowns; 58 rushes for 413 yards (7.1 yards per carry); 177 punt returns for 1,986 yards and 4 touchdowns. His yardage ranks 156h in NFL historical past, and his receiving touchdowns are tied for 261st.
Zero Professional Bowl choices. Three Tremendous Bowl rings. One Tremendous Bowl MVP. And a member of the Patriots’ 2010 All-Decade crew.
Now, the following debate: Are these numbers ok to be inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame (which Edelman will not be eligible for till 2026)? The pure numbers say no, however that did not cease Twitter customers from making “HOFer” and “Edelman” development Monday night as they mentioned Edelman’s Corridor of Fame credentials.
Sporting Information’ Vinnie Iyer in Might 2019 made a compelling argument that Edelman’s Corridor of Fame case is not so minimize and dry. Working in Edelman’s favor is the truth that solely Jerry Rice ranks forward of Edelman in postseason receptions (151 to Edelman’s 118) and receiving yards (2,245 to Edelman’s 1,442). He was additionally one of many favourite targets of Tom Brady — himself a first-ballot Corridor of Famer — as the 2 gained three Tremendous Bowls collectively.
However Edelman solely led the Patriots thrice in receiving yards, and by no means put collectively greater than 1,117 yards in a season (in 2019, his final absolutely wholesome season). He had three 1,000-yard receiving seasons and by no means scored greater than seven receiving touchdowns a yr. Folks had been additionally fast to level out his stats pale compared to different non-Corridor of Famers with significantly higher stats, together with Hines Ward, who in 2021 didn’t make it into Canton for the fifth consecutive yr.
No matter whether or not Edelman makes it into the Corridor of Fame, the truth that his candidacy is so hotly debated — not even 24 hours faraway from asserting his retirement — is a testomony to his impression on the sport.
Edelman is, to me, a Corridor of Famer.
His impression within the playoffs was plain plus he had 11 years of principally being Brady’s go-to huge receiver.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 12, 2021
All that these bozos explaining what a non HoFer Edelman is are doing is proving to the world that Tom Brady gained 3 Tremendous Bowls, 2 Tremendous Bowl MVPs & was a 5x Professional Bowler with that man as his finest receiver
— KP (@KapeTalk) April 12, 2021
Patriot followers are attempting to promote Edelman as a HOFer. In an period with a lot much less throwing, Washington’s Gary Clark-699 catches for 10,856 yards and 65 TD’s, plus two Tremendous Bowl titles. (And Torry is getting in). With all due respect, Edelman is not a HOFer. Pats HOF sure, Canton? No. https://t.co/WbdeZ3qW4K
— Randy Karraker (@RandyKarraker) April 12, 2021
This is why I hate rapid HOF discuss: Edelman needs to be celebrated after an unbelievable 12-year profession that the overwhelming majority of athletes would commerce for. He isn’t a HOFer, and I dislike that we’ve got to say what he isn’t on a day the place we must always have fun what he’s.
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) April 12, 2021
Torry Holt and Reggie Wayne usually are not within the Corridor of Fame. Cease with any Julian Edelman to Canton discuss till they’re.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 12, 2021
So this query’s going to sound disingenuous however I promise it is not (bc I do not know that I might vote for both man)—should you’re for Eli Manning moving into the HOF, should not you be for Julian Edelman getting in?
To me, their instances are principally the Lynn Swann case.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 12, 2021
For all my colleagues: Don’t ask me if Julien Edelman is a Corridor Of Famer once I work on Wednesday. Ask me if he’s a terrific story, has he come up clutch in some large playoff moments, hell even when he had a terrific profession. Don’t begin the HOF discuss although. Let me say good issues.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) April 12, 2021
The backlog of WRs you’d need to clear earlier than Edelman even obtained inside a zipcode of the HoF is insane.
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) April 12, 2021
Far more worth in discussing/studying about why Edelman obtained all the things out of his abilities and profession than debating if he’s HOF worthy. A lot, way more. For those who care about that form of factor.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) April 13, 2021
Julian Edelman’s postseason stats:
19 video games, 118 catches, 1,422 yards, 7 TDs.
Received three Tremendous Bowls and earned a Tremendous Bowl MVP.
I haven’t got a powerful stance on the Edelman HOF debate. I see each side, however I do not assume postseason contributions are weighed closely sufficient.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) April 12, 2021
Eli Manning and Julian Edelman have related HOF resumes: they are not HOF worthy.
— Andre Weingarten (@Swami_EA) April 12, 2021
How lengthy is the Edelman HoF discuss going to final? The reply isn’t any. I didn’t assume it could be a debate.
And naturally that doesn’t diminish his profession in any respect.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 12, 2021
Jordy Nelson > Julian Edelman
Neither make the HOF. Let’s not be foolish right this moment.
— Scott Kacsmar (@ScottKacsmar) April 12, 2021
Julian Edelman shoud be a corridor of famer simply so we are able to see if he can persuade the man who makes the HOF bust to incorporate his abs within the sculpture
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) April 12, 2021
I get some individuals assume Edelman is HOF.
This is the issue the HOF does not even put legit WRs in HOF.
Simply take Torry Holt for instance.
Holt had 8 straight seasons higher than any of Edelman’s finest season. 6k extra yards, 300 extra catches & 38 extra TDs with a hoop. Not in https://t.co/vkK9RMNmPQ
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) April 12, 2021