As receiver Braylon Edwards prepares for his first game as a member of the New York Jets, Edwards could have been playing in this game as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns and the Dolphins were talking in the offseason about a trade that would have sent Edwards to Miami for running back Ronnie Brown.
As Schefter points out, Brown was the second overall pick in the 2005 draft — and Edwards was the third.
Making this even more interesting is that, on draft day 2005, some Dolphins employees were convinced that the team would be taking Edwards with the first draft pick of the Nick Saban regime. Folks were surprised to learn that the pick was Brown.
It’s unknown whether Saban changed his mind, or whether he was intentionally sending out phony smoke signals within his own building in order to conceal his actual plan.