Braylon Edwards thinks he can still play at “elite” level

AP

New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards hasn’t posted a 1,000-yard season since catching 80 passes for 1.289 yards with the Cleveland Browns in 2007. He hasn’t had a 50-catch season since catching 53 passes and seven touchdowns for the Jets in 2010. There is little reason to believe Edwards is still that player. However, Edwards still thinks he can produce at a high level this season in New York.

I’m starting to get into camp shape, that groove, that vibe,” Edwards said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “Now is the chance to really go after it and really show these guys I still have it and that I can play at an elite level to help this team win games.”

The Jets could use Edwards to produce . Santonio Holmes remains on the physically unable to perform list with the Jets and his return his uncertain. The remainder of the group is largely inexperienced. Jeremy Kerley had a solid season posting 56 catches for 827 yards last year. Stephen Hill dealt with injuries and inconsistency as a rookie.

The production has to come from somewhere and Edwards feels he can still be a guy that can provide numbers for the Jets.

“The talent is there, that’s what people need to realize,” Edwards said. “(General manager) John Idzik was in Seattle. If he saw a diminished player, I don’t think he would’ve brought me here.”