I don't buy any of the talk out there that the New York Jets aren't really in the Plaxico Burress sweepstakes (if that is what you call bidding for a 34 year old receiver who hasn't played in two years because he has been in prison)...the Jets and Plax is a marriage that makes too much sense to ignore:
First off, the Jets are likely losing their receiver with size and a physical presence, Braylon Edwards. Burress is a logical, short-term, cheap replacement from a football perspective. He would also benefit from playing across from Santonio Holmes who will take most of the double teams from opposing defenses.
Second, if you haven't noticed the Jets like having a story or two around them. There is something about signing a Super Bowl hero from the crosstown rival New York Giants, when they don't want him back, that fits well with this team's recent history...
Third, the Jets aren't worried about Plaxico Burress character concerns. They took on Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Antonio Cromartie in the past year and a half. They are confident in Rex Ryan and the veterans in the locker room keeping everybdoy under control.
Finally, why wouldn't Plax want to come to a Super Bowl ready team with a talented young quarterback and the most popular coach in the NFL among players?
If Braylon Edwards leaves via free agency, don't be surprised to see the new #17 in Green and White be Plaxico Burress.