Julian Edelman has been the Patriots’ best receiver this season, catching 46 passes through seven games, already a career high. But his value to the Patriots as a punt returner has been just as high.
With a 38-yard gain on a second-quarter punt return last week against the Jets, Edelman once again joined a pair of 1950s players in a tie for first place on the NFL’s all-time list for highest career punt return average, at 12.8. Not bad for someone who played quarterback in college.
“I have fun doing it. I love doing it,” he said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.