A week after saying the people who run the New York Jets are idiots, Braylon Edwards has become a New York Jet.
After the Seahawks waived Edwards, the Jets put in a claim on him, and today they were awarded Edwards on waivers, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported and the team later announced. That means Edwards will be with the Jets for the final three games of the regular season.
This will be Edwards’ second stint with the Jets; he also played for them in 2009 and 2010. Despite his comments about the Jets’ front office being idiots — comments he later apologized for — head coach Rex Ryan has always said publicly that he likes Edwards.
If Edwards can play well, he could provide a shot in the arm for the Jets’ woeful passing game. And it’s even conceivable that he could help the Jets get to the playoffs: Despite a 2012 season that has often been a debacle, the Jets are still in the wild card hunt.
UPDATE 4:44 p.m. ET: Edwards said on Twitter that he’s glad to be a Jet again. This time he didn’t call anyone an idiot.
It feels great to be going home. Thanks to all of jet nation that continuously supported me and pushed for me. I'm back and it's go timr—
Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) December 11, 2012