Julian Edelman: 'I couldn't leave Tom Brady'

Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots runs against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013
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New England Patriots side receiver Julian Edelman says that he is looking forward to continuing to play with quarterback Tom Brady.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has admitted that the best part of agreeing a new four-year deal is being able to continue to play with quarterback Tom Brady.

Edelman tested the free agency for a few days, but said that he could not turn down the option for long-term security with the franchise at which he has spent his whole career so far.

"It would be very tough to leave [Tom Brady] because he is my dawg," the club's official website quotes him as saying. "It's good to have a little security and knowing that a team believes in you enough to pay you that kind of stuff, and a little security on how many years I'll be here.

"I've really never been in that situation. I've always felt like if I had a bad practice, I could potentially get cut the next day. It's good to be back with this franchise. It's a surreal moment."

Edelman had his most productive season in 2013, totalling 1,056 yards.

Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots hauls in a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2013
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