If Plaxico Burress returns to New York, he’ll be a member not of the Giants, but the Jets.
So says Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10 years in this business and that’s the first time I’ve ever realized that rhymes) and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Bouchette reports that it’s unlikely Burress will return to the Giants, and that the Jets are expected to make a “big pitch” for Plaxico.
There are three things to take away from this. First, the chances of Braylon Edwards, for whom the Jets traded in 2009, returning to the team have gone from zero to negative. Second, it’s hard not to think that the Jets have decided to, like the Redskins of past years, play annual offseason fantasy football as a way to command attention that otherwise would go to teams like the Pats in their own division and the Giants in their own backyard. Third, with the Jets suddenly on the scene, we can’t rule out someone else getting involved.
Who knows? Maybe we’ll be getting a bolt-from-the-blue text message from the Eagles announcing the Burress is under contract.