Former Broncos receivers who have better Hall of Fame resume than Julian Edelman
With the recent retirement of New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, the talk around him has immediately shifted to whether or not he should go into the Hall of Fame.
It’s an interesting debate. Edelman spent 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the same team. He went from an undersized quarterback drafted in the seventh round to a do-it-all player who became one of the hardest workers of his generation.
Though the Patriots asked him to do a little bit of everything, Edelman settled in nicely as a wide receiver and his 620 career receptions rank No. 75 on the NFL’s all-time list. The main argument made by those backing him as a Hall of Famer will be his career performance in the postseason.
There is no doubt that Edelman was a tremendous postseason player. Only Jerry Rice had more career receptions in the playoffs.
But does that make him a Hall of Famer? It shouldn’t.
Edelman has decent career numbers, but they’re far from excellent, particularly his 36 career touchdown receptions. However, he will likely garner some attention from voters at some point down the road.
If he does eventually earn enshrinement in Canton, these former Broncos receivers should be there as well. Now, I am not arguing that each of these players is worthy of the Hall of Fame, but if Edelman gets in, they all should too.