Today we continue our series of evaluating how each player on the Jets performed this past season, along with looking forward to what their role on the team will be next year…up today, wide receiver Braylon Edwards
Stat Line – 53 receptions, 904 yards, 7 touchdowns
Playoff Stat Line – 9 receptions, 164 yards, 1 touchdown
Best Moment – His most important play of the season was a 18 yard leaping reception on the Jets game winning drive against the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round. However, something about him dragging half of the New England secondary into the end-zone the following week was too good to pass up (at 3:45).
Best Game –In the Jets regular season victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Edwards hauled in 8 receptions for 100 yards, including multiple tough grabs over the middle. This game really exemplified how far Edwards had progressed away from his problem with dropped passes.
Overall Evaluation – Simply put, Edwards was terrific for the Jets this season. He led the team in receiving yards, made a ton of big plays, and had the least amount of drops. Even though his stat line wasn’t gaudy, anybody who watched every snap of the Jets offense in 2010 knows how productive Edwards was when given the chance. (A)
Future – Cloudy to say the least. It is impossible to guess what will happen with the situation the NFL is currently in, but it will likely be very difficult for the Jets to find a way to bring Edwards back along with Santonio Holmes. The team has stated they want him to return and Edwards has agreed with that sentiment but it could be awhile before we see how free agency breaks. I would say it is more likely he isn’t on the team next year but I hope to be proven wrong by the always creative Mike Tannenbaum.