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Dear John Idzik: Bring Braylon Edwards Back Now

By Alan Schechter

Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

John Idzik knows what he is doing, that is clear. He has a vision for the present and future of this football team. As such, I am loath to tell him what to do with regards to improving our New York Jets. He knows what to do.

But, I am going to make an exception here. In recent interviews, John Idzik has been quoted as saying that the Jets are not done adding players at the skilled positions. There have been reports linking the Jets to discussions with former Giants’ WR Ramses Barden. The idea isn’t bad, but there is a better one. There is a free agent wide receiver that has played for the team, that John Idzik needs to bring back, right away.

His name is Braylon Edwards.

Some of his best work has been done as a New York Jet. Take a look:

Obviously, not all of his best work was done in New York, as he had two great years in Cleveland as well. But after arriving in New York the first time, he became quite the downfield threat, and had wonderful chemistry with Mark Sanchez. He has also posted 15 post season receptions with the Jets.

He is a very motivated football player as a member of the Jets. In three games with the Jets, he posted more receptions (10), than he did the rest of the season with the Seahawks (8), despite being hobbled with hamstring problems. His motor clearly runs harder and faster when he is with the New York Jets.

Braylon Edwards wants to be a New York Jet. He has made that clear on many occasions. Heck, he was hopeful that he was going to get a call prior to the 2012 season. Frankly, he sounded disappointed that he didn’t get one, in interviews after he resigned late in the year. He was thrilled to be back when he finally got the call.

Braylon Edwards doesn’t cost a lot of money, and he performs well with the New York Jets. He is a good influence on the offense, and he wants to be here.

John Idzik not to tell you what to do, but, please bring him back. It’s important. Thanks.