Losing to the New England Patriots the way they did was absolutely devastating for the Los Angeles Rams after looking at all of the accomplishments Sean McVay's team pulled off leading up to Super Bowl 53. "It's like a child", the Patriots receiver said. In a new interview with NBC Sports' Peter King, Edelman opened up about the suspension and everything that has transpired this year.
Edelman also arrived carrying the Vince Lombardi Trophy but left with the silver football engraved with his name which is given to the Super Bowl MVP. I know a lot of people were disappointed in me for it. "I can't sit here and (due to) the league rules say what happened". This is what I was put here to do.
The three-time Super Bowl champ took some time to explain what the award meant to himself as well as his family, telling Ellen, "Just winning the game is what you want". You learn a lot from that. My father and I kind of just sat back and said, All right, we have a problem here.
And sure enough, a little over a week after the Patriots' sixth Super Bowl win (and Belichick's eighth), pictures of the updated "VIII Rings" began to make their way around the internet on Monday.
While Edelman isn't breaking National Football League rules by discussing his suspension, he said he wanted to leave that part of the season firmly in the past.
Edelman said he would match Ellen's donation with his own $10,000. While Patrick Mahomes and Co. still managed to hang 31 points, their most explosive offensive player was a total non-factor.
Edelman said focusing on returning in Week 5 is what kept him from slumping into a dark place.