The New England Patriots are finalizing a multi-year extension with wide receiver Julian Edelman that should keep him in New England for the foreseeable future.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Edelman is getting a two-year extension with a "well deserved" raise.
Mike Reiss of ESPN reports the deal includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed.
Edelman, 32, has come a long way since being selected in the seventh round in 2009. He was suspended the first four games of last season but returned with a bang, catching 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns. But it was his performance in the playoffs that stood out the most as he took home the Super Bowl MVP award following the Patriots' victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
He was also a key member of New England's Super Bowl-winning teams in 2015 and 2017.
The Redwood City, Calif., native played college ball at Kent State.