Going into the season, it was reasonable to wonder how many passes would go Julian Edelman’s way.
Now, it’s hard to imagine where the Patriots would be without him.
The diminutive wideout was the only target Tom Brady could really trust last night, catching a career-high 13 passes in the 13-10 win over the Jets. He now has 20 catches in two games, one fewer than he had in 2012.
“I wasn’t even thinking about that,” Edelman said of being the top option. “Like I said, you’re just trying to think about beating your guy and getting open to catch the ball.”
Source: Darin Gantt, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk Patriots: Edelman, Brady's New Favorite by Sports Talk Florida