Julian Edelman thanks Bill Belichick for supporting him during suspension to open year

Ryan Hannable
February 08, 2019 - 9:43 am

NFL Films continues to turn out some great stuff from Super Bowl LIII.

Thursday was NFL's "Turning Point," and at the end it showed a genuine conversation between Bill Belichick and Julian Edelman.

Edelman: “It’s been a long year. I appreciate you, coach.”

Belichick: “I appreciate you too, buddy.”

Edelman then thanked Belichick for the way he handled his four-game suspension at the start of the season for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

“Through the downs and everything, man, the way you treated me with that whole thing was awesome," he said.

The 32-year-old finished with 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 regular-season games. And as he always seems to do, Edelman took his game to another level in the postseason.

In the three playoff games he had 26 receptions for 388 yards.

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