The plot thickens with the New York Jets as they decided to claim wide receiver Braylon Edwards off of waivers after the Seattle Seahawks cut the veteran wideout week ago according ESPN’s James Walker via Twitter:
#Jets have been awarded WR Braylon Edwards off waivers, the team announced.
— James Walker (@JamesWalkerESPN) December 11, 2012
This move is an interesting one to say the least by the Jets as Edwards openly criticized the Jets ownership and management a week ago claiming that it wasn’t Mark Sanchez’s fault the team was struggling this season. The comments came immediately after the Jets benched Sanchez due to poor play in the overtime win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Sanchez responded to Edwards comments by claiming that the former teammate went a “little on board” with his statements regarding the Jets management. It was clear that Edwards had a good relationship with Sanchez while the two were in New York and now will be reunited once again after this waiver claim.
Although this season has been a disappointment to say the least with the Jets coming into Week 15 sporting a 6-7 record, New York has won two games in a row and still might be able to clinch a playoff berth in the AFC if they can get back on track in the final three games of the regular season.
Acquiring Edwards once again is a step in the right direction for the Jets as they have been decimated by injuries this season and never really got back on track after wide receiver Santonio Holmes went down earlier in the year. The Jets passing attack is ranked 30th in the NFL coming into the match up with the Tennessee Titans this weekend averaging a little over 188 passing yards per game.
With Edward downfield, Sanchez and company might be able to get back on track offensively in terms of the passing game with a legitimate threat for opposing defenses in the secondary. It remains to be seen whether or not this move was a smart one at this point in time, but anything will help this team that is struggled on the offenses side of football all season long.