The New York Jets Cannot Bring Back Braylon Edwards

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Should the Jets have a "Braylon Edwards Part II"? Absolutely not. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

The Jets are not deep at wide receiver, we have discussed that at length. They miss a real deep threat. Braylon Edwards fulfilled that role when he was in NY. At 15.5 yards per catch, and 17.1 yards per catch in his 2 years with the Jets, this is obvious. There has been a lot of talk in NY about a reunion with Braylon and the Jets. However, I contend this is a very bad idea.

Braylon Edwards was a very productive New York Jet. No doubt. In his best year, 2010, he caught 53 passes for 904 yards and TDs. He had more plays in 2010 for the Jets for over 20 yards (6), than the Jets did in all of 2011 (2).

So, why not bring him back? One, the injury factor. Injuries slowed his 2011 season with the San Francisco 49ers, limiting him to 15 catches for 181 yards, no TDs.

Keep this in mind. The 49ers cut him before the playoffs. They didn’t want a healthy Braylon Edwards around. On a team that really didn’t have a wide receiver threat, only one guy was a threat for Alex Smith (Vernon Davis), didn’t want Braylon Edwards around.

Take it one step further, and look at whom they have replaced him with this off season. Randy Moss. Randy Moss! The picture of a malcontent grump. But yet, they want him in the locker room rather than Braylon Edwards.

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Topics: Alan Schechter, Braylon Edwards, Free Agency, Free Agents, NFL Free Agents, NY Jets, Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers, Wide Receiver

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  • Alan Schechter

    I agree he was a good threat. I just think at this point, bringing him back would be a mistake due to his character issues. Remember, the 49ers cut him, and brought in Randy Moss instead. That tells you what others feel about Braylon.

    Thanks for your opinion, and for reading.

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