|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WR JULIAN EDELMAN WINS PETE ROZELLE TROPHY AS SUPER BOWL LIII MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
New England Patriots wide receiver JULIAN EDELMAN was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player.
Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards and added an eight-yard rush. He is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP and the first since Pittsburgh wide receiver SANTONIO HOLMES in Super Bowl XLIII.
The wide receivers to win Super Bowl MVP:
Edelman has at least five receptions in 13 consecutive postseason games, the longest streak in playoff history. His 115 career postseason receptions rank second in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE, who had 151 career catches in the playoffs, ranks first all-time.
The award is chosen by a panel of 16 comprised of members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and by fans interactively through the National Football League’s official website, NFL.com.