New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is going to appear in ESPN the Magazine’s annual “Body Issue,” where athletes strip off their clothes and model. The issue will be available on July 7th, while images and interviews will be on the website on July 5th.
Edelman will be joined by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and former Boston Bruins center Joe Thornton, along with 20 other male and female athletes. Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is the only other football player in the issue.
The Patriots wide receiver won’t be the first player on the team to participate in the Body Issue, and Edelman will join former RB Steven Jackson (2011 Body Issue), TE Rob Gronkowski (2012 Body Issue), and former DL Vince Wilfork (2016 Body Issue).