With the addition of Antonio Brown, the Patriots have a pretty stacked wide receiver position.
On top of Brown, there is Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, and then N'Keal Harry on IR and Cameron Meredith on PUP.
Clearly, there's a lot of talent, but only one player can catch a pass on a given play. This means some players might not get the targets they have in the past, but appearing on The Greg Hill Show Friday, Edelman said it doesn't bother him, or even the other players on the team.
All he cares about is winning.
“I think it is everyone buying into the process of improvement," he said. "That is what September is about. It’s about going out and learning your team and improving your team through practice and games. When you have guys who are unselfish and really buy into that, the best stat is the win stat. That is what I am looking forward to and that is what I look forward to doing, is trying to play your best game on Sunday and collect wins.”
Edelman reminded everyone Brown and Gordon aren't the only superstar players he's ever played with.
“I played with this guy Rob Gronkowski, I don’t know if you guys have heard, he’s probably like the best tight end ever to play the game," he said. "It’s not like I am not used to playing with superb weapons. It’s part of the game. This is a team sport. If I wanted to go out and collect stats I would have played tennis or ping-pong, or golf — an individual sport.”
Through two games, Edelman has 10 receptions for 134 yards.
Edelman and the Patriots will host the Jets this Sunday at Gillette Stadium.