Plaxico Burress wants to play for Jets

By Marc A. Greenberg

Yesterday we posted an article about how the New York Jets will be parting ways with free agent WR Braylon Edwards and acquire Randy Moss.

Today, we add Plaxico Burress to the mix.

Speaking to ESPN, the former New York Giants and inmate stated that he would love to return to New York… for the Jets.

“It’s been thought about,” Burress said. “I am not going to sit here and front. For me to go to one side to the other side and win a championship in the same [city], how many people have done that? And do I have the capability to lead a team to a championship? Without question.”

“Eli has won a championship and the crazy thing about it is it is almost that Mark Sanchez gets more pub than the world champion quarterback which is crazy,” Burress said. “And I’m looking at it from afar. The man went out and led the organization to a Super Bowl but for some reason, I guess Mark Sanchez is supposed to be better than the guy that has already won one.”

While Burress will obviously look at any team that offers him a contract after his almost 2 year jail term, the lure of the Jets is there for him.

“Of course they are appealing,” Burress said of the Jets. “Ever since I came to New York, the fans have embraced me. It is a great city and a great town. It will always be a special place to me.”