According to Patriots beat reporter Zack Cox, Edelman will be getting his own “A Football Life” episode on NFL Network, which is an honor usually given to legendary players after their playing career is done.
Julian Edelman is getting his own "A Football Life" episode. Premieres Nov. 25 on NFL Network.
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) September 6, 2022
Considering Edelman may return to the NFL and was a player that was solid but never elite during his playing career, there is certainly some controversy surrounding this decision from the NFL Network.
Some are definitely excited to see the upcoming episode on Edelman’s career in New England.
A Football Life: Julian Edelman.
— Ian Steele (@IanSteeleABC6) September 6, 2022
*HOF'er Julian Edelman
— Wildes (@kevinwildes) September 6, 2022
Julian Edelman is getting his own A Football Life on NFL Network this fall. Pretty cool pic.twitter.com/VKQIfyZHyW
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 6, 2022
The NFL Network just announced a schedule for 'A Football Life.' Julian Edelman gets his own episode on Nov. 25. That should be fun.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 6, 2022
On the other hand, others believe that Edelman didn’t exactly have the career that some other players have had that have been featured on “A Football Life”.
Weird choice considering he had decent career numbers at best and is a known PED user lol
— Garry (@Hell_Ashes) September 6, 2022
HUH?? Ain't nobody watching this https://t.co/LWrSm9AOMX
— Anthony (@ZombiesIsBeast) September 6, 2022
Patriots’ favoritism here. Hines Ward had a much more profound career than Edelman, but go on https://t.co/w67S3DX3GL
— That Sports Guy (@Jason_Shetler) September 6, 2022
While Edelman was very solid over his career and played a big role on some great Super Bowl-winning Patriots teams, he also never even made a Pro Bowl appearance over his 11-year NFL career.
Regardless it should certainly be interesting to see this episode on Edelman’s career considering he had a very interesting story, coming to the NFL as a quarterback out of Kent State and sustaining a long career despite being a seventh-round draft pick.