The Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back stated that his transition from playing alongside the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft to the 2018 MVP was seamless.
Edwards-Helaire said: “They are two guys that prepare at the top level. You always see Pat on that iPad. Pat’s always preparing for it – and it was the same way with Joe.
“It was pretty special to see the same things from the quarterback that I went 15-0 with and now with Pat, it was nothing that I wasn’t expecting.
“I was fortunate enough to be selected on the team that has the same building blocks that I have always been around.”
The running back starred for LSU alongside Burrow as the Tigers were undefeated in 2019, winning the National Championship in style over Clemson.
Edwards-Helaire claimed that LSU’s quality is highlighted by the number of players that will take to the field on Super Bowl LV - including Leonard Fournette, Tyrann Mathieu and Devin White.
He added: “The biggest thing I feel LSU helped me with is the way I compete every day. That’s what it was at LSU and that’s been my mentality ever since. Compete, compete, compete."
Edwards-Helaire, selected late in the first round of the 2020 draft, rushed for 803 yards and four touchdowns during his rookie campaign to help the defending champions lead the AFC with a 14-2 record.
He maintained his impressive form in the postseason, bouncing back from a hip and ankle injury as the Chiefs returned to the Super Bowl by winning the AFC Championship.
Edwards-Helaire scored a touchdown in the 38-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday 7th February.
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