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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (shoulder) underwent a shoulder procedure last week that is said to involve "not a lengthy rehab," and Edelman is expected to be ready for the team's offseason program, according to a league source. The 33-year-old was noticeably hindered by his shoulder to close out the year, but overall it was a very successful 2019 season. Edelman had 100 receptions for a career-high 1,117 yards and six touchdowns over a full season. It was the second time in his career that he reached the 100-catch mark as quarterback Tom Brady's only real trusted receiving option. Edelman's outlook may change if Brady isn't under center in 2020, but he should at least be a solid WR2 in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will become an unrestricted free agent in March, said that it was "probably unlikely" that he'd retire following the wild-card loss to the Titans last weekend, and he wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that "I still have more to prove." New England can't place the franchise tag on Brady, who turns 43 on Aug. 3. Owner Robert Kraft said that his "hope and prayer" is that Brady either plays for the Patriots or retires. In one of the worst seasons overall in his career, Brady finally started to show his age in 2019. He didn't have the best supporting cast either, but his arm strength showed decline, and he's unlikely to be anything more than a middling QB2 for fantasy owners if he returns to football for another season in 2020.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will be a free agent in March, is far from a guarantee to re-sign with the Patriots. Brady played potentially his final home game as a member of the Patriots on Saturday when they lost to the Titans in the wild-card game. He didn't have a ton of help outside of Julian Edelman in the passing game in 2019, but Brady's numbers were down across the board this year. He completed only 60.8 percent of his passes for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions for a passer rating of 88.0. The 42-year-old could choose to go elsewhere in 2020, but his declining arm strength will likely be an issue once again. Brady will be a low-upside QB2 depending on where he winds up.
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards and added nine receiving yards in the team's 20-13 loss to the Titans in the Wild Card Round. Michel averaged 4.4 yards per carry but the Patriots offense, once again, sputtered when it mattered most. It has been a very disappointing season for the second-year running back but had been running with more conviction in the final weeks. Until the Patriots quarterback situation is solved, all of New England's offensive weapons will be tough to project in fantasy for 2020.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 20 of 37 passes for 209 yards and one interception in the team's crushing 20-13 loss to the Titans in the Wild Card Round. Brady was crisp early, passing for 149 yards in the first half but the offense failed to punch in a touchdown from the 1-yard line and had to settle for a field goal. Leaving those points on the board was uncharacteristic for a Brady-run offense in the playoffs and it ended up costing them the game. The Patriots had one final chance to tie the game with a handful of seconds left but Brady's pass was tipped and ran back for a Titans touchdown. Once the Super Bowl concludes, all eyes will be on the 42-year-old future Hall of Famer, who will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. Brady's numbers were on the decline this season but plenty can be blamed on a mediocre offensive line and a rotating cast of injured receivers. Prepare yourself for endless speculation on where Brady will play next season.