Julian Edelman Net Worth: Lifestyle, Earnings & Contract

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Julian Francis Edelman is an American former professional football player who played as a wide receiver in the NFL. Julian was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

The former football player was a punt returner and wide receiver throughout his career. He is also best known as one of the NFL’s most productive postseason receivers.

In addition, at the time of his retirement, he had an average salary of $7.5 million. 

Julian Edelman, Former Patriots Wide Receiver
Julian Edelman, Former Patriots Wide Receiver (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The former wide receiver played for the same franchise for 12 long years and established himself as one of the top prospects on the field.

From his professional football career and some endorsement deals, Julian is estimated to have a net worth of around $25 million as of 2024.

Indeed, with his achievements and career earnings, he can’t be denied as a top prospect.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Julian Francis Edelman
Date of Birth  May 22, 1986
Birth Place Redwood City, California 
Nick Name Minion, The Energizer Bunny, The Squirrel, Slottie Pipen
Religion  Jewish 
Nationality American 
Ethnicity  White 
Zodiac Sign  Gemini
Age  37 years old
Height  5’10″/1.78 m/178 cm
Weight  90 kg/198 lb.
Hair Color  Light brown 
Eye Color  Bluish grey 
Build  Athletic 
Father’s Name  Francis Edelman 
Mother’s Name  Angie Edelman 
Siblings An older brother, Jason Edelman 
A younger sister, Nicole Edelman 
Education  Woodside High School 
Kent State University 
College of San Mateo 
Relationship Single
Ex-Girlfriends Ella Rose, Adriana Lima
Kids  Lily Rose
Profession  Football player
NFL Draft  232 overall pick in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft 
Position  Wide Receiver 
Active Years  2009-2021
Net Worth  $25 Million 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Signed Helmets, Memoir
Last Update May 2024

Brief Glance On Julian Edelman 

Julian Edelman played football in high school as a quarterback and continued his brilliant performance throughout his collegiate career. Later, the former Patriots declared for the NFL in 2009.

Of course, it was a dream come true for Julian to play as a rookie in the NFL and become the legendary player Tom Brady‘s favorite option. 

Julian ended his NFL career with 620 receptions, 6,822 receiving yards, 36 receiving touchdowns, and four return touchdowns. 

“Nothing in my career has ever come easy. And no surprise, this isn’t going to come easy either. I’ve always said I will go until the wheels come off. And they finally have fallen off.”
-Julian Edelman 

Julian announced the end of his career on April 12, 2021, through an emotional video on his Twitter. To illustrate, he also explained his injury as part of why he decided to hang his cleats.

Some of his notable career achievements are highlighted below. 

  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI & LIII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (LIII)
  • New England Patriots 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Second-team All-MAC (2006)

Julian Edelman’s Contract Throughout The Years 

Edelman committed to only one team, New England Patriots. He signed a 4-year rookie contract worth $1.798 million with the Patriots on July 16, 2009.

After the initial deal expired in 2013, they re-signed him on a 1-year/$765k agreement. 

On November 7, 2014, Julian and the Patriots agreed on a 4-year/$17 million deal, including $6 million guaranteed.

Right afterward the expiration of his previous deal, they extended the contract for another two years for $11 million.

Julian Receiving The Football
Julian Receiving The Football (Source: Pinterest)

Later on May 21, 2019, Julian signed a two years deal worth $15.5 million, with an average salary of $14.93 million. This deal kept him with the team until 2021.

However, he was released by the Patriots on April 12, 2021, clearing $3.4 million of cap space.

Throughout his 12-year-long NFL career, his total income was around $46 million.

How Much Money Does Julian Edelman Have?

If we talk about his total, Julian Edelman sits with a whopping net worth of around $25 million, with career earnings of $46.02 million.

Diving deeper into his contract, Julian had the most significant cap payment in 2019 of $11 million. 

Besides, he also earned from different brand endorsement deals.

Brand Endorsements 

As a fun fact, Julian Edelman was titled one of the most in-demand athletes as a potential brand endorser. Thanks to his energetic and eye-candy gameplays!

Throughout his journey, Edelman established himself as a figure for big-name entertainment brands. Talking about his workaholic nature, Julian was reportedly the first to come and the last to leave the site. 

Thus, that same personality made him likable in the industry. 

His growing demand landed him a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports. To elaborate, they met during a trip in February and teamed up for some marketing and branding stuff.

Later, in 2017, Edelman collaborated with Cutters, the most innovative glove brand. 

As they partnered, they merged their brands with Julian’s clothing brand, JE11. With the Cutters, Julian featured his brand of football gloves.

His brand JE11 also collaborated with Joe’s for shirts and jeans, and he stars as the Global brand ambassador for Joe’s.

Julian for the Joe's denim
Julian for Joe’s denim (Source: Instagram)

Alongside being featured for denim from Joe’s, Edelman also worked for John Varvatos. His magazine-cut face and mesmerizing blue eyes make him one of the most recognizable faces on television.

Julian preferred to get suited up in Ermenegildo Zegna and partnered with the brand. The former Patriot also partnered with the sports brand Puma. 

As his additional work, Edelman enrolled in the advisory board of Boston-based private coaching startup CoachUp.

Besides, the former NFL player had major endorsement deals with Bose, Call of Duty, and Nerf.

Outside Fashion & Football 

Besides football, Edelman is the author of a children’s book. To illustrate, he has published a book named ‘Flying High’ for kids. This book features a squirrel and his friend, a goat, who helps the squirrel.

The moral of the story is to overcome physical troubles. Following it, he also released a sequel to the book ‘Flying High 2’ in December 2017. 

The same year, he wrote a memoir named, ‘Relentless.’ According to the sources, he wrote it with the help of Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, and Hachette Book Group helped him to publish it. 

Additionally, he has had several TV appearances. In 2017, he appeared in the 30-minute NFL Network special, NFL Going Global: Edelman & Amendola. However, it was simply their promotional game in Mexico City. 

One interesting fact, Edelman became part of the reality competition America’s Next Top Model.

Besides, he had cameo appearances in the episodes of the HBO sports dramedy Ballers and also made appearances at the Grammy Awards in 2015 and 2019.


Without a doubt, Julian Edelman leads a healthy and lavish life with all the assets he has collected. Keeping that aside, as an undeniable fact, Julian is an attractive man with an athletically toned body.

To maintain his muscular figure, Julian has made an equal effort with his daily workouts and diet plans. With a common question in everyone’s head about what Julian eats as his meals, let’s briefly discuss it.

Eating Habit & Workout

Julian Edelman starts his day with an egg-and-vegetable scramble topped with avocado and hot sauce as a typical breakfast. Indeed, he does have extra fruits and berries to go with them. 

Apart from those typical eateries, Julian, a burger lover, likes to have burgers occasionally. Not only this, but he also loves ravioli, which in his language is “Italian Pop-Tarts.”

Furthermore, he drinks protein shakes as recommended by dietician Denise Barry-Alvey.

Additionally, he enjoys stuffed peppers and goes with more greens on his tacos. 

Moving onto his workout schedule, Julian often follows his high-intensity 30-minute regimen. To elaborate, the training includes crunches, lunges, push-ups, planks, gorilla squats, mountain climbers, and stair climbs, to name a few.

All behind his workout regime is his trainer, Brian Weller. 

House & Cars 

In 2019, Julian Edelman bought a condo along Commonwealth Avenue, which features more than 2,000 square feet of living space and parking. Till then, he had mostly stayed in a rented apartment. 

The condo is a sort of Victorian townhouse with views of Fenway Park and the Lenox Hotel. It has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a spacious living room and dining hall.

Julian converted the house according to his taste with colorful pop art, white walls, and nineteenth-century windows. The bedrooms were converted into the main suite with a navy masculine design.

Also, he rebuilt the open staircase with metal and wood ones. 

Julian also owns another house in a seaport district near the Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. 

Similarly, Edelman is often seen with Porsche and owns the 911 Cabriolet and the highly sophisticated SUV Cayenne. 

Charity & Donations 

With his massive earnings at the side, Julian is also a generous donation angel on both a monetary and a charitable basis. Often, he was ranked as one of the top donors in the NFL and has donated to causes like community health, cancer, and children.

Julian also served as honorary co-chair of Best Buddies International. The foundation is a non-profit organization that creates employment and leadership development opportunities. 

Julian For The Flying High Series
Julian For The Flying High Series (Source: Instagram)

He helped the children at the Boston Children’s Hospital and actively volunteered to care for children in the hospital with rare diseases alongside Boston Cares. 

During his time at “Next Top Model,” Edelman won a $2,500 donation to the Ellie Fund. Edelman also works alongside The Greater Boston Food Bank, which helps tackle hunger in society. 

Having said this, in 2019, Julian Edelman appeared in an episode of “Ellen” with Ellen DeGeneres.

During the show, he let her shave his beard to raise $10,000 for Boston’s Boys & Girls Club. Apart from the raised amount, he personally donated $10,000. 

Social Media Presence

The former Patriot is an avid social media user. His feeds are filled with throwback pictures, pictures of his daughter and him appearing in podcasts and TV shows.

You can find him on different social media platforms. Julian is available on Instagram under the handle @edelman11, on Twitter as @Edelman11, and on Facebook as @Julian Edelman.

Instagram: 3m followers

Facebook: 1.2m followers

Twitter: 1.5m followers


Julian Edelman's Popularity Graph
Julian Edelman’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Julian Edelman based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Julian Edelman's NFL career statistic like?

Over a decade on the field, Julian Edelman maintained an NFL career statistic of 620 receptions, 6,822 receiving yards, 36 receiving touchdowns, 2,612 return yards, and four return touchdowns.

What is Julian Edelman's haircut called?

The former player's haircut is called The Edelman Coif.

Has Julian Edelman been inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Although Edelman had a great NFL career, the player is yet to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Did the Patriots trade Julian Edelman?

No, the Patriots did not trade Edelman, but he was released. After being released by the Patriots, he announced his retirement on April 12, 2021.

Which jersey number did Julian Edelman wear?

Julian Edelman wore jersey number 11 for the New England Patriots.

Rajani Gurung
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