Support act Julian Edelman takes star turn in Super Bowl MVP performance
The morning after becoming the seventh wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP, the prototypical Belichick utility man reflected on an improbable ascent
Even as he collected the Most Valuable Player award for Super Bowl LIII, Julian Edelman somehow preserved his image as one of the NFL’s great support acts. He had caught 10 passes for 141 yards on Sunday night, serving as the New England Patriots’ most effective offensive weapon in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams. And yet, the morning after, he was overshadowed by his head coach.
Bill Belichick had put on a masterful performance of his own, devising a defensive gameplan that kept the league’s second-most prolific offense out of the of the end zone. This is the sixth championship that he has won in New England, moving him level with Curly Lambeau and George Halas as the most successful coaches in NFL history.