Edelman was recognized after totaling eight catches for a career-high 151 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 35-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins that helped the Patriots clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. His performance included a 77-yard catch-and-run score aided by a crushing downfield block from fellow wide receiver Michael Floyd.
Edelman has recorded 11 games of 100 or more receiving yards in his eight-year NFL career, all spent with the Patriots. He finished the 2016 season with a career-high 1,106 receiving yards, and joins Wes Welker (5), Rob Gronkowski (3), Moss (3), Stanley Morgan (3) and Terry Glenn (2) as the only Patriots players with at least two 1,000-yard seasons. Edelman he had 1,056 yards in 2013.
Edelman's honor marks the ninth time this season that a Patriots player has earned an NFL award.
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Houston, Week 3)
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (September)
QB Tom Brady
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Cleveland, Week 5)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. San Francisco, Week 11)
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (October)
WR Julian Edelman
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Miami, Week 17)
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Arizona, Week 1)
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Los Anegeles, Week 13)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Cincinnati, Week 6)