Wide receiver Julian Edelman has been an important piece of the New England Patriots’ offense ever since the team took a flyer on the college quarterback in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. Since then, Edelman developed into Tom Brady’s go-to wide receiver, one of the toughest matchups in the NFL, and a three-time Super Bowl winner — including last season’s title game, when he also won the game’s MVP trophy.

And now it sure looks like the veteran receiver will not be going anywhere anytime soon: as first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Patriots and Edelman are finalizing a “multi-year contract extension [...] that should keep him in New England for the rest of his career.”