Julian Edelman Poses Nude For The ESPN Body Issue

Patriots fans have gotten used to seeing Julian Edelman leaping through the air to make a catch, so they shouldn't be surprised to see he recreated some of these moves for a photo shoot. 

The twist? He's nude. 

Julian posed for ESPN The Magazine Body Issue in nothing but his birthday suit. The annual issue of the magazine celebrates athletes from across the world of sports and their bodies with fun photo shoots that flaunt their muscles, and Julian joins the likes of Javier Baez, Isaiah Thomas, Caroline Wozniacki and Ezekiel Elliot in this year's magazine, which hits stands on July 7. 

While you may have to wait a few days get your copy, you can check out Julian's cover, behind-the-scenes photos and a Q&A on ESPN.com. In the interview, Julian gets just as vulnerable as he does in front of the camera, talking about training, his Super Bowl catch and his " very ugly feet."

In a video from the photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles, Julian struts his stuff and poses with his signature red glove, some End Zone Militia garb and, of course, a burger. 

"My body is  temple. That's why I like to feed it burgers," he said. "Only one burger away to keep the conditioning away." 
You can't argue with that logic. Make sure to get your copy of The Body Issue next week to see Julian bare it all.