Who deserved the Super Bowl MVP: Julian Edelman or Stephon Gilmore? | The Tylt
Who deserved the Super Bowl MVP: Julian Edelman or Stephon Gilmore?
Offense wasn't heavily featured in this Super Bowl, but the Patriots found a way to move the ball consistently into Rams territory. And it was because of Julian Edelman.
The converted quarterback did the same thing in the Super Bowl that he did for the entire year: win his routes consistently and find open spots in the Rams' zone. His 141 yards were essential to the Pats moving the chains and getting in range to get points. Without his sure hands and crisp routes, New England would have been completely stagnant.
The NFL fans and experts got it right. Edelman is the Super Bowl MVP.
How could the Super Bowl MVP be given to an offensive player in a defensive game? The Patriots only managed 13 points, but the Rams got a paltry three due in large part to New England cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
The former Buffalo Bill kept Los Angeles' wide receivers at bay, defending three passes and even forcing a fumble. His biggest play, however, was when he picked off a Jared Goff pass late in the fourth quarter to ice the game for the Patriots. Without his prowess, the Rams could've scored enough points to win the Super Bowl. But they didn't.
The real MVP of the Super Bowl was Stephon Gilmore.