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Shark conservancy group names great white after Julian Edelman

A shark conservation group has named a great white after New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman due to the great beast’s comparable “talents.”

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, based in Cape Cod, Mass., is a “nonprofit committed to raising awareness of white sharks by supporting research, public safety and conservation,” per its Twitter bio. The organization took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the great white in question has been formally named “Jules.”

The tweet notes how Jules, originally tagged in 2011, “dropped his coverage and his squirrelly behavior made it hard to get a new tag in him,” an allusion to Edelman’s wide receiver’s gridiron gifts.

Edelman has yet to react to the tribute, but odds are the Patriots wideout will be left quite flattered by having one of the ocean’s most ferocious hunters named after him. Who wouldn’t be?