After 12 NFL seasons, Julian Edelman determined to retire final offseason.

Edelman, who performed his whole profession with the New England Patriots, joined Peyton and Eli Manning throughout their “Monday Night Football” broadcast and advised them that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady tried to recruit him when he left the Patriots throughout the 2020 offseason.

Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during the first half of the AFC Championship game Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates a landing with huge receiver Julian Edelman (11) throughout the first half of the AFC Championship sport Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
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“(Tom) hit me up the first day he signed there, like, ‘You wanna come down?'” Edelman recalled. “I was like, ‘Absolutely not.'”

Edelman was nonetheless below contract with the Patriots when Brady left to join the Bucs, however 2020 ended up being his last season within the NFL. Back in 2013 when he was a free agent, Edelman was considering on becoming a member of Eli Manning and the New York Giants, however he ended up signing a one-year deal to stick with the Patriots.

Oct 10, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during warmups before a game against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium.

Oct 10, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots huge receiver Julian Edelman (11) throughout warmups earlier than a sport in opposition to the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium.
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“It was pretty close,” Edelman advised the Manning brothers. “I went and visited down there in Jersey and met with (Tom) Coughlin and had nothing but respect for the organization … but I looked at my choices of going back to the Pats … (and) Peyton, thank you for taking (Wes) Welker off our hands … and the rest is history. You guys are saying, ‘Once a Giant, always a Giant.’ Well, ‘Almost a Giant, always a Patriot.'”

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his landing go to Julian Edelman, proper, within the first half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Patriots chosen Edelman within the seventh spherical of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Kent State. He was transformed into a large receiver from a quarterback. He helped the Patriots win three Super Bowls and made a giant catch in Super Bowl LI to assist New England come again down 28-3 to beat the Atlanta Falcons.

He completed his profession with 620 catches for six,822 yards and 36 touchdowns. He received the Super Bowl LIII MVP when the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.