Edelman, who has served as Tom Brady's security blanket for years, caught 10 passes for 141 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in February to help New England capture its sixth Super Bowl championship. Edelman was Brady's favorite target during the Super Bowl this year which helped him win Super Bowl MVP honors.
The Patriots have gifted Julian Edelman an early birthday present.
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A former college quarterback who landed with the Patriots as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman has always been one of the league's most productive slot receivers. He was one of the only offensive bright spots for either team in Super Bowl LIII.
He was also a key member of New England's Super Bowl winning teams in 2015 and 2017.
It was Edelman's sixth career postseason game with at least 100 yards receiving, and his 115 career postseason receptions are second only to Jerry Rice. He was suspended the first four games of last season but returned with a bang, catching 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns.