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.