New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has played just seven seasons in the NFL, but for the first four, he wasn’t a big part of the offense. Still, he’s managed to record 327 catches for 3,434 yards and 21 touchdowns — most of which came in the past three seasons.
Obviously, he doesn’t have the best numbers of any wideout in the league, but he’s become one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets and a key player in the Patriots offense. While he has yet to be named to a Pro Bowl, he was honored for his solid career thus far on Thursday.
The American Jewish Historical Society named Edelman the fourth-best Jewish NFL player of all time. The three players he trails are Sid Luckman, Ron Mix and Benny Friedman — all of whom played before Edelman was born.
The full list can be found below, via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe:
American Jewish Historical Society ranks Julian Edelman No. 4 on its “Top 10 Jewish Football Players of All-Time” pic.twitter.com/TpGKOKG2sr
Edelman won’t go down as one of the best players in NFL history, but he played a huge role in the Patriots’ Super Bowl run last season. He caught the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, which was sealed by Malcolm Butler’s interception.
If he continues at this pace, he’ll keep climbing up the Patriots’ all-time list for receptions. He’s already No. 10 with 327 career catches, with Rob Gronkowski being the only active Patriots ahead of him.