Julian Edelman Joining 'Inside the NFL,' ViacomCBS After Patriots Retirement

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 21, 2021

New England Patriots' Julian Edelman before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)
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Former New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman didn't waste time finding a new job in the wake of retiring from the NFL

Edelman announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is joining the ViacomCBS family and will be a studio analyst on Inside the NFL for the upcoming season:

Julian Edelman @Edelman11

… Annnnd action! 🎥 @_coastpro is teaming up with @ViacomCBS! We're gonna make movies, shows and docs on networks like Showtime, Nickelodeon and Paramount+. Speaking of which, I'm also joining the legendary cast at @insidetheNFL Yalla, let's get to work @aswissa @kylerschelling https://t.co/ahWzaK3Bu6

In addition to his work on Inside the NFL, Edelman and his production company Coast Productions have an overall deal with ViacomCBS. 

The Patriots announced on April 12 they released Edelman with a failed physical designation due to chronic knee issues. He later posted a video on Twitter announcing his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.

Inside the NFL will be moving from Showtime and NFL Network to Paramount+ for the 2021 season. 

Edelman spent his entire career with the Patriots from 2009-20. He finished with 6,822 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns on 620 receptions in 137 regular-season games. The 34-year-old won three Super Bowls with the organization and was named the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.