Is Patriots WR Julian Edelman hinting at retirement with this tweet?

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If Julian Edelman were to retire this offseason, it wouldn’t be a shock to many.

The 34-year-old lost his best friends in Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, while facing complete uncertainty about the New England Patriots’ future. He played in a career-low six games this season after getting knee surgery and it isn’t getting any easier to run through the middle of the field as a slot receiver.

Edelman’s in the perfect place to hang it up. He’s a Super Bowl MVP, three-time Super Bowl champion and a record-holder for numerous playoff receiving statistics.

With all that being said — does this cryptic tweet suggest that he’s done?

That isn’t quite clear, but the rest of the facts are. He has one year left on a two-year, $18 million extension that’ll land him $2.8 million in 2021. There’s many questions to be answered and the Patriots could miraculously come up with a franchise quarterback.

But, if Bill Belichick can’t quickly turn things around, the days of No. 11 in Gillette Stadium could be coming to and end.