Heading into the 2011 NFL regular season, there was a belief by many that the New York Jets would be significantly better on offense with the inclusion of Plaxico Burress from the New York Giants.
Now after being unable to re-sign Braylon Edwards, who signed a one-year contract worth $3.5 million with the San Francisco 49ers, I’m not so sure.
Don’t forget Mark Sanchez hasn’t won a Super Bowl yet. I know the Jets did beat the New England Patriots at Foxboro in the playoffs last year, but the Jets then lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship.
If I was Sanchez, I would rather have Edwards as my number two target rather than Burress, who don’t forget, is just coming out of prison.
The Patriots, in my opinion are now the team in the AFC East to beat, with the Jets battling the Miami Dolphins for second place.
As for Edwards, who had 904 yards receiving and seven touchdowns last season, he will become a viable target for 49er quarterback Alex Smith who now has a strong third option at his disposal. Edwards will join tight end Vernon Davis and wide receiver Michael Crabtree, on a 49er squad more than capable of winning the NFC West.