The New England Patriots have Tom Brady back under center and we couldn’t be happier. Neither could the following five players.
After throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns in Week 5, Tom Brady is clearly enjoying his receiving corps. But who is his favorite target?
The case for Julian Edelman
This is probably the safest choice, as Edelman has literally declared his love for Brady. It was Edelman who Brady his on his first pass attempt of the 2016 season for a first down.
Through the first five games, Edelman has caught 24 of his 37 targets for 231 yards. He has yet to reach the end zone (something which is surely bugging No. 11), but Edelman ranks second on the team with 12 first downs.
At age 30, Edelman has been in the league for some time now. In his eighth season with the Patriots, he has been teammates with Brady longer than any other player on this list, which certainly counts for something.
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