The New England Patriots gave Julian Edelman his proper send-off in front of a sellout crowd last weekend and his introduction was as familiar as ever.
At halftime during Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, Edelman did his trademark sprint out of the tunnel 100 yards down the field to the opposite end zone one final time before speaking in front of a podium with his daughter Lily in his arms.
“I want to take a little time to thank the Kraft family, coach [Bill] Belichick, and all my teammates,” Edelman said. “I miss them to death. And you guys, the fans, you guys have taken me and my family, and you brought us into your homes and you welcomed us. And we lived you guys, we breathed you guys, and we’ll always die you guys. Foxborough forever. Let’s go.”
Over Instagram this week, the Patriots shared a behind-the-scenes look at Edelman’s special afternoon in Foxborough you can view below.
“Truly one helluva story. Thank you, Jules”, the Patriots wrote in an accompanying caption.
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