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The Jets want to bring Braylon Edwards back

Marcus Trufant, Braylon Edwards 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.

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59 Responses to “The Jets want to bring Braylon Edwards back”
  1. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 29, 2012 9:03 AM

    He was a goofit there, they should bring him back. He will probably be willing to do it at a good price, maybe around 2-3 million.

  2. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 29, 2012 9:07 AM

    Good fit*
    I should really start proof reading with all of my typos…

  3. theshakeweight says: Feb 29, 2012 9:12 AM

    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.

  4. dequan81 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:12 AM

    Yep, that makes sense… Leave it to the Jets to regress opposed to progress. Was Braylon THAT good as a Jet?

  5. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 29, 2012 9:14 AM

    Hide Yo kids…Hide Yo wife!

  6. trollhammer20 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:16 AM

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

  7. 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.

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

  8. norseyapper says: Feb 29, 2012 9:20 AM

    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.

  9. realitypolice says: Feb 29, 2012 9:20 AM

    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?

  10. gatorgar says: Feb 29, 2012 9:21 AM

    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.

  11. dolphindad says: Feb 29, 2012 9:24 AM

    hahahahaha.

    Jets reflect the dumpster fire that is New Jersey. They definitely mirror their city like no other team.

  12. paleandpasty says: Feb 29, 2012 9:24 AM

    His precense should do wonders for the locker room.

    And please remember to sign him to a guaranteed contract.

  13. emmac13 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:27 AM

    Say what? Misery loves company.

  14. Patskrieg dot com says: Feb 29, 2012 9:29 AM

    Either this is true, or I’m asleep on the bus right now having a hilarious dream about the Jets swan diving into failure for another year.

  15. rectumdamnnearkilledem says: Feb 29, 2012 9:31 AM

    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

  16. explosionsauce says: Feb 29, 2012 9:31 AM

    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.

  17. turnmymicup says: Feb 29, 2012 9:32 AM

    Really? Why??!!

  18. tmtz2112 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:37 AM

    One teams trash is still another teams trash

  19. mychode says: Feb 29, 2012 9:41 AM

    He’s the most talented wr to come out of Michigan since David Terrell.

  20. firstpitchslam says: Feb 29, 2012 9:45 AM

    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.

  21. raiderlyfe510 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:46 AM

    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.

  22. damnsureis says: Feb 29, 2012 9:48 AM

    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.

  23. brutus9448 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:54 AM

    edwards should be great in a sparano run offense LOL

  24. beecee71 says: Feb 29, 2012 9:58 AM

    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.

  25. rob0527 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:00 AM

    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

  26. promickey says: Feb 29, 2012 10:02 AM

    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).

  27. riverhorsey says: Feb 29, 2012 10:08 AM

    I think the Jet’s aren’t quite sure what they want.

  28. gbrown23 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:10 AM

    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

  29. td40 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:13 AM

    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.)

  30. onereasonableman says: Feb 29, 2012 10:14 AM

    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.

  31. ampats says: Feb 29, 2012 10:15 AM

    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.

  32. wryly1 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:22 AM

    Braylon has to get sober before he’ll be a productive player again.

  33. glazerh8er says: Feb 29, 2012 10:25 AM

    Tiki is flabbergasted.

  34. 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.

  35. nflsucker says: Feb 29, 2012 10:27 AM

    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.

  36. rajbais says: Feb 29, 2012 10:46 AM

    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!!!

  37. pantherpro says: Feb 29, 2012 10:47 AM

    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!

  38. jetsfan27363 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:56 AM

    He looked pretty good when he broke those two tackles for a TD in the AFC Divisional against the pats.

  39. realpro14 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:03 AM

    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!

  40. ebeg420 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:15 AM

    gbrown23-

    FYI, Plax had 8 RED ZONE TD’S…..

  41. jrcoop says: Feb 29, 2012 11:18 AM

    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.

  42. rajbais says: Feb 29, 2012 11:25 AM

    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???

  43. rajbais says: Feb 29, 2012 11:27 AM

    I forgot to mention he had a legal history too, but that’s benevolent :) compared to Terrell Owens!!!!

  44. sanchize6 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:33 AM

    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.

  45. gmen1987 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:43 AM

    The Jets with the locker problems they have, want to bring this loser back in? No wonder the Jets are such a disfunctional team.

  46. rahavort says: Feb 29, 2012 12:07 PM

    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

  47. larry321 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:13 PM

    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.

  48. goawayeverybody says: Feb 29, 2012 12:23 PM

    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.

  49. joemammy says: Feb 29, 2012 12:36 PM

    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$$…

  50. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 29, 2012 1:19 PM

    Jets fans rejoice! Say what you want about the two, but Sanchez-to-Edwards just worked.

  51. hikohadon says: Feb 29, 2012 1:27 PM

    “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”.

  52. bigbluelou says: Feb 29, 2012 1:46 PM

    And he can pull up in training camp with his tinted windows again.

  53. sanchize6 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:47 PM

    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..

  54. ballsohardu says: Feb 29, 2012 2:52 PM

    Jets will be the bottomfeeders of the afc east. Even the bills and dolphins are better. Heck id take fitzpatrick over sanchez anyday

  55. baldy55 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:24 PM

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-05-27/braylon-edwards-pays-for-100-students-to-attend-college

  56. thegonz13 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:58 PM

    Stupid is as stupid would do…

  57. cool10857 says: Feb 29, 2012 4:51 PM

    One word, mistake.

  58. pisano says: Mar 1, 2012 12:08 AM

    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.

  59. peepeetoucher says: Mar 1, 2012 2:00 PM

    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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