Edelman is the seventh receiver to win Super Bowl MVP in NFL history.
Edelman ended the evening with 10 receptions for 141 yards.
The nine-year veteran is the second Patriot to win Super Bowl MVP. Deion Branch won the award with New England following the Patriots' victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Edelman led the Patriots in receiving yards in 2018 and finished second on the team with 74 receptions. Brady and Edelman have connected for 30 touchdowns across nine seasons. The Kent State product caught 26 passes this postseason. He caught seven passes for 96 yards in New England's AFC Championship win over Kansas City.
The Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl of the Brady-Belichick era on Sunday. Edelman now has three Super Bowl victories.