After yesterday’s game, @Edelman11 now holds the @NFL all-time record for punt return average at 13.0 yards. (min 75 returns)
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 9, 2013
A.B. Julian Edelman has been a member of the New England Patriots since 2009, returning a punt for a touchdown in each of the last 3 seasons (’10, ’11, ’12), with his longest return being 94 yards in 2010.
But for a team that has featured multiple punt returners over the last few years (Edelman, Welker, McCourty, etc.) it’s surprising that anyone on the Patriots would hold an NFL punt return record.
So, congrats to Julian on the record but now let’s hope he can contribute to a depleted Patriots’ offense from a WR standpoint as well.