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Edwards happy to stay on one-year tender

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 21, 2010 8:34 AM ET

As Florio wrote Wednesday night, Braylon Edwards is one of the unlucky players that will be a restricted free agent this offseason barring a new collective bargaining agreement.

A report surfaced Wednesday from Newsday that the Jets plan to place the highest tender on Edwards, meaning a team would have to give up first- and third-round picks if it wanted Edwards. And a big contract.

No team is going to give up that much for the talented but erratic receiver, so Edwards should stay in Gotham. Braylon is on board.

"I hadn't heard anything about it, but if that's something they're definitely doing, I'm excited," Edwards said. "I love playing here and I love the atmosphere around here. . . . If that's what's going on, I would be extremely happy and proud to be a Jet for years to come." (Well, it's just one year.)

That approach is a little easier for Edwards to adopt because he's already pocketed one huge contract. Players with smaller career earnings may not embrace the realities of the uncapped world so enthusiastically.

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Edwards does three big things besides catching the ball (or not catching, but let's not argue that now)

1. Draws one less safety into the box for the run. Since most teams will not allow 1v1 coverage on him, although that safety may then commit to the run after the handoff, him being outside allows for the safety to not be all the way in the box to stuff the run.

2. He has proven to be a good blocker on the outside and has used his size effectively.

3. He is a team player and a good guy in the locker room. There has been no reports of any issues with him up to this point, and it is clear he has been a "team guy" through his work ethic and helping of Sanchez and other players.

He is worth a one year flyer, which will give the league time to get its collective bargaining situation fixed, and the Jets 1 more year to re-evaluate his value.

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Edwards does three big things besides catching the ball (or not catching, but let's not argue that now)

1. Draws one less safety into the box for the run. Since most teams will not allow 1v1 coverage on him, although that safety may then commit to the run after the handoff, him being outside allows for the safety to not be all the way in the box to stuff the run.

2. He has proven to be a good blocker on the outside and has used his size effectively.

3. He is a team player and a good guy in the locker room. There has been no reports of any issues with him up to this point, and it is clear he has been a "team guy" through his work ethic and helping of Sanchez and other players.

He is worth a one year flyer, which will give the league time to get its collective bargaining situation fixed, and the Jets 1 more year to re-evaluate his value.

He's all that and hot. :Banane43:

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The person being hurt most by Braylon's drops (other than Jet fans) is Braylon! He is costing himself millions of dollars in a long term contract. He does block very well and catches some passes that are difficult and he is a good teammate. So, I think the tender offer is definitely worth it.

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I like Braylon Edwards and want him to stick around. And I think if you ask Sanchez, he'd agree.

Absolutely. They guy is pretty amazing considering he can;t catch a football yet the other team STILL has to plan for him just in case he does catches it.

I hope he stays and I really think as he gets comfortable he will start catching the ball better, and if he doesn;t the other team still has to run with him.

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Braylon should be happy. He's not going to get nearly the deal he could get after next year if he somehow figures out how to catch the ball. He's valuable, but his stock is low right now. Prove yourself next year, then cash in big-time.

That's about it.

Plus, because of how much he makes, the RFA figure for him will be 110% of his current salary. So rather than the $3M figure we see associated with the 1st & 3rd tender, Braylon will be getting around $5M.

If he and Sanchez work over the course of the offseason, the Jets will work to redo his deal during the season - I'm sure. And if Braylon's happy here despite all the (valid!) complaints about his drops, he may just have the mental makeup to make it.

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That's about it.

Plus, because of how much he makes, the RFA figure for him will be 110% of his current salary. So rather than the $3M figure we see associated with the 1st & 3rd tender, Braylon will be getting around $5M.

If he and Sanchez work over the course of the offseason, the Jets will work to redo his deal during the season - I'm sure. And if Braylon's happy here despite all the (valid!) complaints about his drops, he may just have the mental makeup to make it.

Do you think he could be worked with and improve to catch sorta like Tiki Barbers got cured for his fumbalitis?

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Do you think he could be worked with and improve to catch sorta like Tiki Barbers got cured for his fumbalitis?

Yes. You can fix hands. I'm sure it's primarily mental. A full offseason with the QB should help him some. As long as Braylon understands that he really is having problems dropping the ball and is interested in doing whatever has to be done to correct the problem, it can be corrected.

Or maybe he just needs glasses.

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Yes. You can fix hands. I'm sure it's primarily mental. A full offseason with the QB should help him some. As long as Braylon understands that he really is having problems dropping the ball and is interested in doing whatever has to be done to correct the problem, it can be corrected.

Or maybe he just needs glasses.

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Nice reference. I just watched that movie for the 27th time the other night.

I agree it's gotta to be predominantly mental. This is why I think getting pass that lawsuit may help, and hopefully we'll see a more focused and consistent Braylon in the playoffs.

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I'm cautiously excited thinking about Braylon and Sanchez working together on their chemistry during OTA's and Training Camp next year. I know that Braylon has been here for weeks, but with Mark not having to compete his job and Braylon being in the system for this long I think that they will have a really chance to create a dangerous relationship.

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