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Julian Edelman selling shirts commemorating touchdown pass against Ravens (pic)


It may be one of the only touchdown passes Julian Edelman throws in his career — it was his first pass ever at the NFL level — so why not celebrate it? Further, how about making some money off it in the process?

The New England Patriots wide receiver is now selling “The Pass” t-shirts on his personal website. It depicts a silhouette-like image of Edelman in the quarterback pose he struck just before he uncorked a perfect pass to Danny Amendola that resulted in a 51-yard touchdown pass on a trick play no one, especially the Ravens, saw coming.

The play came in the third quarter of New England’s 35-31 win over Baltimore, one of several demonstrations of “gamesmanship” perpetrated perfectly by Bill Belichick and company in a game where the squad punched its ticket to a fourth straight appearance in the AFC Championship Game.

The shirt retails for $29.99. The message, “Perfect passer rating, you say?” is included on the shirt’s page on the site, presumably in tongue-in-cheek manner.

Edelman was a three-year starter at the quarterback position in college, starring as signal-caller at Kent State. He of course transitioned into a wide receiver after being selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft and the rest, as they say, is history.

Despite his playoff game heroics, chances are pretty good that Edelman will remain a wide receiver with the Pats, a position where he excelled this season, making 92 receptions for 972 yards and four touchdowns. The presence of that blasted Tom Brady on the roster almost confirms Edelman will be relegated to catching touchdown passes, not throwing them.

[H/T Shutdown Corner]