Wide receiver Julian Edelman was a free agent last offseason, but wound up back with the Patriots on a one-year deal that paid him $1.15 million.

Edelman was coming off a foot injury when he hit the market last year, which may have contributed to the tepid interest in his services. This time around, he’s coming off a 105-catch season that saw him split his time between playing outside and in the slot. During an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub Thursday, Edelman said that he hopes that things work out for him to stay in New England while also pointing out that you only have so many chances to cash in during the course of an NFL career.

“Playing for New England is a dream, but like you said, there’s a short window in this sport. I don’t know yet,” Edelman said, via MassLive.com. “There’s a lot of things that can happen going forward that could sway that one way or another. Hopefully it all works out in favor for both.”