ATLANTA — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LIII.
Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards, including seven catches for 93 yards before halftime, to help New England claim a second Super Bowl in three seasons. He caught one of the most memorable passes in Super Bowl history to help New England rally over the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.
Edelman now ranks second all-time in playoff receiving yards with 1,412. Jerry Rice is the all-time leader with 2,245.
Quarterback Tom Brady was MVP of four of the Patriots’ six Super Bowl wins. Edelman joins Brady and wide receiver Deion Branch, who was MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, as players to earn the award in Patriots’ Super Bowl wins.
Edelman is the seventh wide receiver to win the award, and the first since Pittsburgh’s Santonio Holmes in Super Bowl XLIII.–Field Level Media