Julian Edelman extension

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Sources: The #Patriots are finalizing a multi-year contract extension with Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman that should keep him in New England for the rest of his career. Tom Brady’s security blanket is now locked in for his 10th season and beyond.
 

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If the reports on the signing bonus are accurate then that looks right. Over the cap also has the 1.5 prorated bonus number.
 

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Will it save 2020 cap?
If the numbers reported are correct, his cap numbers combined over the 2020 and 2021 season should be $14,333,333. Who knows how they will be apportioned. Probably like 6 in 2020 and 8.3 in 2021. It all just depends on the base salary in each year. Dead cap next year should be around 8.3 million.

Edit: For example, just for fun to guess, it might look like:

2019 $1m salary, $2.67m bonus, $1.535m old bonus. 2019 Cap $5.205. Cap hit to cut before season: $12m

2020: $4m salary and bonuses (guaranteed), $2.67m bonus. 2020 Cap $6.67m Cap bit to cut before season: $8.33m

2021: $6m salary, $2.67m bonus. 2021 Cap $8.67m. Cap hit to cut before season: $2.67m.
 
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With the added WR depth hopefully they can ramp down his work load a bit and save him for 3rd downs and the playoffs. It'd be nice if they could find another dependable punt returner as well.
 

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Interesting point by Curran: with an expected Brady extension coming this summer, you wonder if the Pats will also make that one through 2021 and tie their end dates together.
 

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Edelman's last 13 playoff games: 161 targets, 106 rec (65.8%), 1,337 yds, 12.6 ypc, 3 td
Project that over 16 games: 198 targets, 130 rec, 1,646 yds, 4 td

Edelman's last 6 playoff games: 71 targets, 47 rec (66.2%), 731 yds, 15.5 ypc, 1 td
Project that over 16 games: 189 targets, 125 rec, 1,949 yds, 3 td

Against, obviously, all playoff teams. The touchdowns aren't eye-popping, but the receptions and yardage numbers (and projections) sure are.
 

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With the added WR depth hopefully they can ramp down his work load a bit and save him for 3rd downs and the playoffs. It'd be nice if they could find another dependable punt returner as well.
Huh? With no Gronk and no other receivers familiar with the system aside from Dorsett, they'll probably need to rely on Edelman a whole lot next year, especially early.
 

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Edelman's last 13 playoff games: 161 targets, 106 rec (65.8%), 1,337 yds, 12.6 ypc, 3 td
Project that over 16 games: 198 targets, 130 rec, 1,646 yds, 4 td

Edelman's last 6 playoff games: 71 targets, 47 rec (66.2%), 731 yds, 15.5 ypc, 1 td
Project that over 16 games: 189 targets, 125 rec, 1,949 yds, 3 td

Against, obviously, all playoff teams. The touchdowns aren't eye-popping, but the receptions and yardage numbers (and projections) sure are.
The Edelman playoff TD thing is weird. He is a chain mover and not really an end zone target. I think most of his TDS are catches outside the end zone that he carries across the goal line or catches as he’s finishing his route near the goal line. His TD to catch ratio is not that high to begin with but in the playoffs he really goes down. Some Gronk effect I think. Also, they have run in the red zone a lot. But go figure that Amendola has more playoff TDS than Jules on fewer than half as many chances even though neither is really a big end zone body. Of course, one of those was on a throw from Edelman.

The playoff stat where he is off the charts is first downs.
 

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The Edelman playoff TD thing is weird. He is a chain mover and not really an end zone target. I think most of his TDS are catches outside the end zone that he carries across the goal line or catches as he’s finishing his route near the goal line. His TD to catch ratio is not that high to begin with but in the playoffs he really goes down. Some Gronk effect I think. Also, they have run in the red zone a lot. But go figure that Amendola has more playoff TDS than Jules on fewer than half as many chances even though neither is really a big end zone body. Of course, one of those was on a throw from Edelman.

The playoff stat where he is off the charts is first downs.
The bolded and the Gronk effects were my first thought. They also throw to RB's a ton in the red zone, which makes sense. Your mismatches are going to be Gronk and getting RB's matched up on LB's in tight windows, vs Edelman who's going to be operating in traffic.