Deion Sanders Says ‘Reverse Racism’ is The Reason Julian Edelman is So Underrated (Video)
Let’s be completely honest for a second. When it comes to top wide receivers in the league, the majority of the time, the top ten list will include almost all black receivers. And that is not shocking.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is a damn good WR, but he never gets the credit for it and former NFL player Deion Sanders thinks he knows exactly why that is: because of his skin color.
“I’m going the say this, you can run with it, they can say what they want, but it’s like reverse racism,” Sanders said. “I’m not lying. This is real talk. Julian Edelman, just because he is a Caucasian receiver, they don’t give him the credit that he deserves. He deserves so much more.
“This kid can flat out play. (There) hasn’t been an answer for him over the last several years. Julian Edelman moves chains, he can get deep, he works between the numbers, works outside the numbers, he can throw the football, he can can run the football. He does it all, man.”
Edelman has 255 receiving yards with a touchdown on 16 catches in New England’s two playoff wins over the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers.