Credit Rich Cimini of ESPN for reporting on this:
The New York Jets are showing an interest in QB Trent Edwards, a league source confirmed Tuesday morning. Edwards was cut by the Buffalo Bills Monday and is reportedly being pursued by at least 5 teams.
Two reasons this acqusition could make sense:
First, as is the norm in the NFL nowadays, Edwards could be brought in for his valuable knowledge of the Bills system. At $97,000 per week, which is his game check, an argument can be made that a win is worth that amount.
Second, the Jets are known to explore each and every free agent out there, and this is no exception. With 40 year old Mark Brunell and Kellen Clemens on one-year deals, Edwards may be a nice backup.
Teams have until 4 p.m. to submit a claim on Edwards. With the waiver priority system based on last season’s records, the Jets appear to have a small chance of landing Edwards. Time will tell.