This week longtime New England Patriot Julian Edelman announced his retirement which sparked an intense debate about whether or not he should make it into the Hall of Fame. The case for Edelman hinges mostly on him being a key part of the three Super Bowl wins for the New England Patriots.
During the playoffs in the three seasons that ended with a Super Bowl win, Edelman averaged eight receptions and 112 yards per game but only two touchdowns during that stretch. He also made one of the most impressive catches in Super Bowl history.
While the Super Bowl rings certainly helps his case, Edelman doesn’t have a great resume outside of that. He was never selected to the Pro Bowl or as an All-Pro in his 12 seasons and averaged 4.5 receptions, 49 receiving yards per game in his career.
The Hall of Fame should be for players who were the best of the best at their position during their time in the league. If Julian Edelman is considered a Hall of Famer, these are four former Buffalo Bills who should make it before him.