The Jets want to bring Braylon Edwards back

AP

The Jets traded in Braylon Edwards for Plaxico Burress last season. It didn’t work out particularly well for anyone.

So let’s pretend it never happened.

Burress is on his way out of town, and the Jets are interested in bringing back Edwards, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Any reunion is contingent on Edwards being healthy and coming in “at the right price.”

Edwards signed an incentive-laden one-year deal with the 49ers last season that guaranteed only $1 million. He only caught 15 passes in an injury-marred year and was cut before Week 17, so it’s safe to say Edwards didn’t reach any incentives.

Only 29, Edwards has already reached the portion of his career where he’s year-to-year. It’s hard to imagine him getting a good contract offer from anyone, so returning to a team he knows well in New York could be his best chance for success.

For the Jets, it would be a chance to sign their leading receiver from 2010 for a cheap price during an offseason where money will be tight. We’d be surprised if this move didn’t happen.

59 responses to “The Jets want to bring Braylon Edwards back

  1. I would be surprised if this move didn’t happen too, seeing that the Jets seem to be the only team interested in putting up with his act any more. He barely had interest last offseason and did nothing to increase interest in his services.

  2. Remember how thin the Niners were at WR in the playoffs? Bear in mind, they cut Edwards shortly before the playoffs began.

  3. Why is everyone so hard on Plax with the Jets? The guy had 45 receptions, 600 yards, and 8 TD’s fresh out of prison. He never even broke down, he’s just not what he once was.

    He’s just a red zone target at this point and that’s what the Jets used him as.

  4. That is just so desperate, so sad, for a team that wants to call itself a contender to be sifting through the ooozy stuff at the bottom of the garbage pail and coming up with nothng better than Edwards.

  5. Good to see Rex Ryan learning from his mistakes. There was a reason you let your number 1 reciever walk for nothing. Have you forgotten what that is?

  6. YES! Braylon Edwards had instant chemistry with Mark Sanchez, and once Braylon had his drops under control he was a fierce deep threat. He was one of my favorite Jets of recent time and I’d love to see him back.

  7. His precense should do wonders for the locker room.

    And please remember to sign him to a guaranteed contract.

  8. What a disappointment. Seems like when he finally gets open, he drops the passes. Guess that’s just what the Jets look for in a WR. Seems to me the Jets need a new evaluator of WR’s

  9. Felt bad Edwards didn’t make an impact in SF. I thought cutting him wasn’t the right move as we were paper thin at receiver. Good luck Edwards, hope you can keep providing support for college hopefuls.

  10. Some organizations just never learn! If I was a Patriots fan I would be sleeping well at night. Those who refuse to learn from history are bound to repeat it.

  11. Plaxico was in prison for two years with no real conditioning, is anybody surprised that he wasn’t able to match Braylon’s productivity?

    Couldn’t anybody who really knows football see that coming from miles away.

    The Jets GM is a joke who’s taking credit for the players and coaches(like Callahan) that Mangini brought to that organization.

  12. nxsteven says: Feb 29, 2012 9:18 AM

    Why is everyone so hard on Plax with the Jets? The guy had 45 receptions, 600 yards, and 8 TD’s fresh out of prison. He never even broke down, he’s just not what he once was.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I’m guessing the it’s the “fresh out of prison” part.

  13. I’m not saying the Jets don’t deserve some criticism. But calling them a nosedive to failure after two afc championship appearances and 1 8-8 season is a bit petty and unintelligent. Give that team a qb and it will hide some holes on O as well as D.

  14. Good move if the jets sign him. He will come at bargain price and works well with Sancize. Remember the jets only let him walk last year because he thought to much of himself

  15. Let’s get this straight; The Jet’s GM has decided that it was better to have a player who could potentially land in prison (Edwards) than a player who was coming out of prison (Burress).

  16. Most jets fans will love this move. Everybody esle will hate it call tannanembaum and rex dumb. But braylon was a great teammate when he was here believe it or not and could actually catch a pass inside the 20s unlike plax. I’m all for it

  17. What did Braylon say when the Jets asked him to rejoin the team?

    “Oh sure, let me just drop everything and I’ll catch the next plane.”

    (foghorn sound.)

  18. This is exactly the reason I don’t want the Browns to give up the majority of their high picks to get RGIII. You just never know how a player is going to turn out. This is yet another Browns Bust.

    RGIII looks great right now, but he could just as easily be a bust. I’d rather have the high picks and the better chance of hitting on at least one of them.

  19. This would be a great move. He will instantly bring leadership to the locker room and Rex eill also make him a Captain as he did with “Tone”.
    Next PFT headline will read Tannenbaum signs Edwards to a guaranteed contract for the next three years.
    Come April 2013 when Roger Goodell announces: With the first pick in the 2013 draft the jets select Matt Barkley QB from USC.

  20. Jets should take a page from the Steelers playbook about consistency. Every year, this team has different players and different starters. There is turmoil and drama going into every season with these morons.

  21. Just what they need to shore up a shaky, shell-shocked QB. Yes, Sanchez will thrive in an offense with one receiver with a bad attitude, and another with a bad attitude and bad hands.

  22. 1) I never knew he had a face for TV 😉 .

    2) I should have known about this move or suspected this because of the benign manner of the report.

    3) I should also known or suspected of this because of the way ESPN has sucked up to him over the years!!!! ESPN ask is if he and his son did nothing wrong in Indianapolis and keep painting both as victims of Jim Irsay!!!

  23. Braylon,

    You were an embarrassment on the West Coast this year. Go back where you belong. You need to be a man to play on the Niners not an East Coast punk!

  24. The Jets are a tad Dysfunctional at the Top….you hire outspoken coach who ruffles feathers but dont know when to shut up…he puts added pressure on his players who are hotheads so when the pressure hits they get confused and mistakes happen…SIGN S PIOUHA, GET Braylon back, 2nd TE threat, get rid of B Scott, appoint D Harris team captain and draft a running back…Doug Martin outta Boise!

  25. How ironic. After reading the B Scott article, I was actually thinking to myself… is there any other team in the NFL going backwards faster than the Jets?

    I can’t think of one. Please tell me if there is.

  26. He was allegedly a diva and has injury issues, but T.O. can’t get a job when his success is through the friggin’ roof???

  27. I don’t know about last year but guess how many drops Braylon had in 2010 according to stats inc? One. One drop all season. People who talk about his drops and yada yada are living in the past. Edwards is a very good all-around receiver who can get deep, go over the middle, and block really well. He fit in great with the Jets and had a good rapport with Sanchez. I hope he comes back for cheap.

  28. Why would they want to bring him back? One he can’t catch the ball, two his ego went to his head and that’s the one thing they DON’T need is another scumbag on the team

  29. What Braylon brings is run blocking, which Plax wasn’t able/willing to do. One of the reasons the Jets runing game sucked this year is because they had no run blocking WR’s and Keller isn’t much of a run blocker. No run game put the pressure on Sanchez and he crumbled.

    Hopefully Braylon’s been humbled and is hungry to salvage his career.

  30. For whatever reason, Braylon had insane chemistry with Sanchez. Call it luck, but it worked.

    But Mark Sanchez will never be able to win a Super Bowl, so none of this matters unless the Jets are willing to admit that drafting Sanchez was a huge mistake.

  31. The only thing Mangini ever did right was to move this drama queen out of Cleveland before LeBron had a chance to whip his a$$…

  32. “This is exactly the reason I don’t want the Browns to give up the majority of their high picks to get RGIII. You just never know how a player is going to turn out. This is yet another Browns Bust.

    RGIII looks great right now, but he could just as easily be a bust. I’d rather have the high picks and the better chance of hitting on at least one of them.”
    ________________

    Well, gee, from your reasoning the Browns should just never bother drafting again.

    Edwards wasn’t a “Bust”. He was a “disappointment”. Ryan Leaf… now there’s a “Bust”.

  33. mdavid36 says:
    Feb 29, 2012 10:27 AM
    Jets should take a page from the Steelers playbook about consistency. Every year, this team has different players and different starters. There is turmoil and drama going into every season with these morons.
    ——————————-

    Soooo.. you think the Jets need to take a page from the Steelers playbook.. the playbook of having your quarterback rape women and get suspended from the league? The playbook that put them over the salary cap so they can’t keep Mike Wallace? The playbook that employs the dirtiest piece of garbage player in the league as a linebacker? Please.. Steelers fans are ridiculous going around with their chests puffed out like all their players are so perfect and they’d neeeever do anything wrong. Give me a break..

  34. Edwards dropped more passes than he ever caught. I have a better idea, get a real QB and a WR that can catch the ball.

  35. Great news to hear…The one play of him dragging both Meriweather and McCourty into the endzone alone deserves another shot with the Jets…

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