Entering the 2010 season, it seemed pretty obvious that the New York Jets, with Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards at WR, would not be able to retain both high-profile receivers for next season.
10 games into the 2010 season, it seems pretty obvious that the New York Jets must find a way to do that.
Speaking to Rich Cimini of ESPN NY, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum agrees.
“Obviously, they’re both very important pieces to us, both priorities,” Tannenbaum told Cimini. “We want to keep as many players as we can, but a lot of questions have to be answered. We need to know what the [free agency] rules are.”
With the collective bargaining agreement expiring and the unknown over the salary cap in 2011, it is not worth trying to figure out how the Jets can sign these two WRs right now. (LB David Harris, CB Antonio Cromartie and WR Brad Smith also could be free agents).
In the meantime, Tannenbaum has reached out to receiver’s agents, letting them know they’re interested in engaging in talks as soon as the rules are defined.
While Edwards has repeatedly expressed his love for New York, Holmes has deflected the question, simply saying: “Ask me in February.”