The news of Julian Edelman's retirement sent shock waves through the sports world on Monday.
The longtime New England Patriots wide receiver officially announced he's calling it a career in an emotional video posted to social media. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft followed with heartfelt statements on what the three-time Super Bowl champion has meant to the team over the last 12 years.
A number of prominent sports figures quickly took to Twitter to share their reactions to Edelman's retirement.
NFL cornerback Richard Sherman:
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ESPN's Field Yates:
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore:
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Pro Football Focus' George Chahrouri:
Boston Red Sox:
Former Colts punter Pat McAfee:
Former Patriots WR Chris Hogan:
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower:
Patriots RB James White:
Former Patriots QB and current Buccaneers QB Tom Brady:
In 11 seasons with New England, Edelman racked up 620 catches (second-most in Patriots history behind Wes Welker) for 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns. He trails only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in playoff receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,442).