With the news of Edelman’s retirement, some have said he should be in the Hall of Fame.
"If you asked Julian Edelman if he would trade places with Calvin Johnson, he would laugh in your face. I love Calvin but he's more known for a catch that didn't count… Edelman made more big catches in more big games than any player."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 13, 2021
Edelman is, to me, a Hall of Famer.
His impact in the playoffs was undeniable plus he had 11 years of basically being Brady's go-to wide receiver.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 12, 2021
The problem with this idea is that Edelman simply didn’t put up the numbers, and didn’t have the accolades, to make it. He would be the first player to make the Hall of Fame without making a Pro Bowl or All Pro team, and has fewer receiving yards and touchdowns than Dwayne Bowe (not to mention Bowe has a Pro Bowl). If he had played on any team but the Patriots nobody would be even remotely considering him to be a Hall of Fame player.