Braylon Edwards, NY Jets, Browns
Braylon Edwards, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Getty Images

Edwards was drafted by the Browns in 2005 and traded to the Jets in 2009

Former New York Jets and Cleveland Browns receiver Braylon Edwards had a decision to make yesterday: which former team?

Edwards played for each team: the Browns from 2005 through four games of 2009, and the Jets from Game 5 of 2009 through 2010 and again for part of 2012.

Edwards didn’t seem to struggle too much with the decision.

Edwards must have been glad to see another No. 17 perform well in the Green and White. Garrett Wilson‘s play style may be different from Edwards’s, but he made as big of a difference as the other No. 17 ever did in a single game for the Jets, racking up eight receptions for 102 yards and two TDs.

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In the Jets’ heyday of this century back in 2009-10, Edwards was QB Mark Sanchez‘s big target downfield. In 28 games over those two seasons, he hauled in 88 receptions for 1,445 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2010, Edwards combined with Santonio Holmes to form a strong one-two punch for the Jets at receiver.

The Jets appear to have a stronger nucleus forming at receiver on the 2022 team. With Wilson’s emergence through two games thus far, Elijah Moore and Corey Davis have begun to take a backseat. Meanwhile, Braxton Berrios, Tyler Conklin, and C.J. Uzomah round out the receiving corps, with both Michael Carter and Breece Hall adding some receiving juice out of the backfield.

Still, it’s always good to hear that a former player has positive vibes from the Jets. The team can hope that Edwards receives many more memorable moments as the season progresses.

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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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