When the New York Jets re-signed Braylon Edwards, it seemed that he was going to help.
New York was starving for playmakers due to injury and salary cap restrictions. Edwards recorded 10 receptions last year with the Jets. During Gang Green’s AFC Championship Game runs, he served as a solid contributor. A demand for long-term contracts made them chose between him and Santonio Holmes. Holmes was their choice as Edwards joined the San Francisco 49ers.
This proved to be disappointing as he caught only 15 passes while being limited to nine games. San Francisco released Edwards, and he signed with fellow NFC West dweller Seattle Seahawks for 2012.
After eight games, he produced 10 catches and one touchdown. He then rejoined New York. There was chemistry between him and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. They connected for many big plays, including an explosive scoring pass during the 2012 championship game.
Hope remained that he could help revive Sanchez’s floundering career. Unfortunately, a back injury prevented Edwards from advancing past the first round of cuts. Now, his career is uncertain going forward. Dealing free agency at age 30 while carrying these health issues makes him questionable when it comes to potential suitors.
Maybe some contender like the New England Patriots makes a phone call to him due to their young receivers. If not, this could be the end of a once-solid career.