Santonio Holmes is the most recent wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP before Edelman
Julian Edelman won Super Bowl MVP on Sunday after hauling in 10 receptions in the Patriots' 13-3 win over the Rams. But Edelman isn't the first wideout to win the award. The nine-year veteran joins an impressive cast of pass catchers to win the Super Bowl's premier award, and is the second New England receiver to win Super Bowl MVP in the Brady-Belichick era.
So which wide receivers have won the award in previous years? Check out the class of seven below.
Super Bowl LIII: Julian Edelman, Patriots
Super Bowl XLIII: Santonio Holmes, Steelers
Super Bowl XL: Hines Ward, Steelers
Super Bowl XXXIX: Deion Branch, Patriots
Super Bowl XXIII: Jerry Rice, 49ers
Super Bowl XI: Fred Biletnikoff, Raiders
Super Bowl X: Lynn Swann, Steelers