Super Bowl Winner Lauds Julian Edelman and His Work Ethic

Published 04/13/2021, 3:16 PM EDT


If there’s one thing that coach Bill Belichick deserves credit for, it’s that he always believes in his players. Tom Brady and Julian Edelman (also Rob Gronkowski and Randy Moss) are proof that your draft position has no relation to what you can achieve in the NFL.

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These types of players strived in the atmosphere created by coach Belichick in Foxboro. Edelman spent 11 years in Massachusetts, winning the Super Bowl trophy on three occasions.

Sep 13, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs with the ball during the second half of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

His magnificent display in the Super Bowl LIII win over Los Angeles Rams also earned him an MVP award. He became the first wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP since Santonio Holmes did so in Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.

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Shaun O’Hara heaps praise on New England Patriots great Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman shocked the New England Patriots’ faithful by announcing his decision to retire from football on Monday. After struggling with a nasty knee injury and undergoing surgery, Edelman decided that it was the right time to step down and allow someone else to take his place in the Patriots’ line-up in 2021.

Former Super Bowl winner, Shaun O’Hara, had nothing but kind words reserved for the 34-year-old wide receiver.

He said, “Patriots fans certainly going to miss him but I think football fans definitely gonna miss him. But I also get this feeling that he’s not going anywhere like we’re not done with Julian Edelman..he’s got more for us, he’s got more in store.

“When you retire, that’s your first death. And I think this, the video if you have not seen the video that Julian Edelman posted on his retirement speech….go to Twitter, watch the video.

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“I think it was so fantastically done. He was eloquent in the way that he handled it and yet he maintained his composure, which is not easy to do. Anytime I see a player retiring from the sport, it brings you back right we all personalize everything…

“It’s an emotional time and for him to do what he did go up there on his own and sit in that chair, and reflect back and talk about it. I mean, it was just another masterful performance,” O’Hara said on GMFB.

Not many can replicate what Julian has achieved in the NFL over the last decade. But then again, he was always one in a million.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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