Injured Julian Edelman Accepts Tom Brady’s MVP Award And Shares QB’s Funny Message

Bryan Brandom
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For almost a decade, including in last year’s Super Bowl, Tom Brady has turned to Julian Edelman almost any time the New England Patriots quarterback has found himself in a jam.

Saturday night was no different, though the stakes weren’t nearly as high—Brady was bestowed the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award, but because he’s a little busy preparing for the eighth Super Bowl in his career, he turned to Edelman, who tore his ACL in the preseason and hasn’t played since, to receive the award in the quarterback’s stead.

Edelman’s brief speech at the NFL Honors ceremoney included a white lie.

“He said one thing for me to say, he said, ‘LFG,'” Edelman said at the podium. “I don’t what it means, but he said, ‘LFG.'”

The phrase’s true meaning can’t be typed out in front of kiddos, but let’s just say, for the acronym disinclined, that it rhymes with “Rhett’s chucking snow.”