Julian Edelman has been a near-perfect Patriot throughout his 10 seasons in New England. The Super Bowl LIII MVP reportedly was rewarded for those efforts Tuesday.

Edelman and the Patriots reportedly are finalizing a two-year contract extension that will keep the veteran wide receiver in Foxboro through 2021. The three-time champion, who turns 33 on Wednesday, was set to enter the final year of his deal and now lined up to play the remainder of his career with the Patriots.

Given Edelman’s impact on the franchise, it should come as no surprise that Patriots fans were overjoyed by the news of the extension.

With Edelman reportedly taken care of, the Patriots’ next order of business very well could be ironing out a new deal for Tom Brady. The 41-year-old quarterback is set to enter the final year of his contract and will be on the books for a $27 million salary cap hit in 2019.

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