The New York Jets are so desperate at the wide receiver position that they reached out to the recently cut WR Braylon Edwards, who was on their team in 2009 and 2010. Back then, Edwards was considered a top receiving option, as he had 53 catches for 904 yards and seven TDs in 2010 before becoming a free agent and going to the San Francisco 49ers.
Since that point, Edwards has been a disaster, as he had just 15 catches in nine games with San Fran before heading to Seattle and catching eight balls in 10 games on the active roster. Seattle cut him, and the Jets added him just in time for him to play against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football.
The extra day of practice should really help Edwards out, as he hasn’t caught a pass in a live game since Week 6 of the season. The Jets have the 30th ranked passing offense in the league, and QB Mark Sanchez is surely on his way out at the end of the year if New York can find a better option. However, Tennessee ranks 25th against the pass this year, and it could be a vulnerable team.
The good news for the Jets is that they have won five out of six SU in this series and have covered all six games. They’re clearly the team with more on the line, as they are just a game back of the final Wild Card spot with three games to play. Winning out might be the only option for getting into the playoffs though, which makes this one all the more important.
New York is a slender one-point favorite on the NFL odds on Monday Night Football in Week 15.