Plaxico Burress’ agent Drew Rosenhaus promised this week that Plaxico Burress would be back in the NFL in 2012.
The Giants have publicly remained open to the possibility, and teammates like Brandon Jacobs have said Burress would be welcomed back with open arms.
While the Giants haven’t won a playoff game since Burress left, they have developed one of the best young receiver groups in the league with Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, and Mario Manningham. Would Burress really help?
“I think they know what kind of player he is,” Eli Manning said on ESPN Radio in New York Friday via Newsday. “Obviously he knows our system. It hasn’t changed. . . . I know what kind of player he can be and we already have a great corps of receivers right now. To throw him into the mix would be a good thing.”
Burress’ close relationship with Giants co-owner Steve Tisch certainly makes a possible Plaxico reunion in New York more likely.