Former Cleveland Brown Braylon Edwards was traded on Wednesday to the New York Jets for Wideout Chansi Stuckey and Linebacker Jason Trusnik along with two draft picks in the third and fifth round. Depending on Braylon’s performance the third round pick could be bumped up to a second round pick if he has a phenomenal year and catches “X” number of balls.
The trade is great for both teams. The Jets get a legitimate young, established downfield threat and the Browns receive two prospects and draft picks to build up their team. It looks like Mangini did take some notes from Bilichick when he was in New England. Star players are just as expendable – if the compensation is right.
According to ESPN.com, the Jets are going to start Edwards on Monday Night Football this week against the Dolphins.
The Jets are looking like a playoff team right now and the addition of Edwards only makes their offense more legitimate. Their running game should open up for Thomas Jones and Dustin Keller and Jericho Cotchery should find more room to get open now that defenses have to worry about Braylon breaking off for a long touchdown reception.
Lookout Patriots – the Jets are gunning for you.