Julian Edelman named Super Bowl MVP

Rob Bradford
February 03, 2019 - 10:43 pm

It wasn't an easy decision, but Julian Edelman ultimately got the nod.

In a game dominated by defense, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman came away with the Super Bowl MVP after his team beat the Rams 13-3 Sunday night.

Edelman was by far the most consistent performer for the Pats' offense, hauling in 10 receptions for 141 yards. He was targeted 12 times. He becomes the seventh receiver to win the Super Bowl MVP, joining Lynn Swann, Fred Biletnikoff, Jerry Rice, Deion Branch, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes.

Other candidates for New England included running back Sony Michel, who rushed for 94 yards and the game's only touchdown, Tom Brady (21-for-35, 262 yards) or linebacker Dont'a Hightower, the owner of two sacks.