Get your DVRs ready, Patriots fans. It is officially the premiere week of Julian Edelman's documentary, "100%: Julian Edelman," which will air on Showtime this Friday.
To promote the documentary, Julian stopped by the set of "Good Morning America" on Monday morning to talk with Michael Strahan about the process. The new project will cover Julian's road back from an ACL injury, a road that included rehabilitation, a suspension, a comeback and, eventually, being named Super Bowl MVP.
It will be an honest insight to how difficult it can be for an athlete to return to their peak after an injury, both physically and emotionally.
"You’re kind of isolated and this kind of gave me the opportunity to work on something else my creative side," Julian said. "I’ve been approached by numerous people to do a documentary, and what better way to do it than make my own and do it the way I want to do it and just go with it."
Throughout his career, whether he is healthy or injured, a constant for Julian is his father, Frank. Michael played a clip of Julian and Frank talking about how Julian relied on his father. When Frank deflects, saying Julian could have gotten where his is now without him, Julian gets visibly emotional and says he needed his dad.
"He didn’t get to live the life I lived. He didn’t have a father. He didn’t have guidance, and he’s my hero for that because he’s instilled me with all of these life goals and life lessons and as a kid I had him to lean against," Julian said after the clip. "He didn’t have someone to do it and for him to be able to do it without that guidance it kind of brought something to me."
You can watch the rest of the interview in the video below. Catch "100%: Julian Edelman" on Showtime on June 28 at 9 p.m.