Former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress is out of prison and starting to think about where he wants to play in 2011. And he says he’d love to return to New York — but with the Jets.
“It’s been thought about,” Burress said on ESPN, when asked about joining the Jets. “I am not going to sit here and front. For me to go to one side to the other side and win a championship in the same [city], how many people have done that? And do I have the capability to lead a team to a championship? Without question.”
Burress said he thinks there’s been a shift in the New York football landscape while he’s been away, and that includes Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez becoming more popular than Manning.
“Eli has won a championship and the crazy thing about it is it is almost that Mark Sanchez gets more pub than the world champion quarterback which is crazy,” Burress said. “And I’m looking at it from afar. The man went out and led the organization to a Super Bowl but for some reason, I guess Mark Sanchez is supposed to be better than the guy that has already won one.”
Burress says he’s open to playing for any team that’s interested in him, but there’s no question he likes the idea of playing for the Jets.
“Of course they are appealing,” Burress said of the Jets. “Ever since I came to New York, the fans have embraced me. It is a great city and a great town. It will always be a special place to me.”