At the end of the day, Edelman lost the beard for a great cause.
The three-time Super Bowl champ took some time to explain what the award meant to himself as well as his family, telling Ellen, "Just winning the game is what you want".
DeGeneres was able to talk the Super Bowl MVP into returning to a cleanshaven look after offering to donate $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club.
While Edelman isn't breaking National Football League rules by discussing his suspension, he said he wanted to leave that part of the season firmly in the past.
The New England Patriots have a knack for taking away their opposition's most impactful player, a trend that certainly continued in the 2018 AFC Championship Game.
Before going to work she asked Edelman if he had any last words for his beard - he did: "I love you beard, it's been a hell of a year". "My father was a tough, hard-nosed guy and pushed me to limits I never thought I could get to".
While the 2018 National Football League season ended with New England Patriots receiver winning a Super Bowl as well as the big game's MVP, he started off the season with a four-game suspension after testing positive for PED's. "So this is like a full-family kind of win", he said. And my mother, being the loving little lady that she is, I was never late to a practice.
"We still got meat on the bone", Edelman told King.
Belichick has won six Super Bowls as the head coach of the New England Patriots and two Super Bowls as an assistant coach for the New York Giants.
Julian Edelman spoke with Peter King this weekend about the highs and lows of this past season, which ended with him being named Super Bowl MVP. Ellen said it was delivered to the show to give to him.