Julian Edelman loves where he’s at, father wants him to be ‘Patriot for life’

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Julian Edelman loves his city and his team, and it’s clear that they love him back.

The New England Patriots wide receiver signed a two-year extension with the team last week that would keep him on their roster through the 2019 season and give him a chance to earn a maximum of $19.5 million over the next three seasons.

This new deal prompted ESPN’s Mike Reiss to reach out Julian’s father, Frank, to talk about the extension, his son’s work ethic and their love for the city and team.

“Boston loves their athletes, and if you’re in, you’re in,” Frank said, “Boston is all about what Julian is; you just go to work and grind it out. He loves Boston and everything about the Patriots. There are also a lot of off-field opportunities if you stay in Boston.”

Frank mentioned how appreciative his family is of the Patriots organization for giving Julian his start and believing in him early on.

To show his gratitude, Julian is often the first Patriots player to arrive at Gillette each day. He believes in a “round-the-clock work ethic,” which is why he and Frank value New England’s competitive and aggressive environment.

Julian is happy there, and that is reflected through both him and his family.

“We’d love to be a Patriot for life.”

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