Just because the Jets traded for Braylon Edwards, that doesn't mean they're giving him a new contract.
GM Mike Tannenbaum said there are no immediate plans to address Braylon Edwards' contract situation, meaning he will be a free agent after the season. Edwards, acquired Wednesday from the Browns, is in the final year of his rookie contract.
There were rumblings in Cleveland that Edwards wanted a $9 million-a-year extension, but the receiver said he never made that claim. He said he's not going to make a stink about his expiring deal.
"I don't want to be a distraction," he said. "They've got a machine moving in the right direction, so to sit here and try to talk about a new contract would be pretty petty. I'm happy with where I'm at now. I'm happy with my contract."
Good move. Edwards is a guy with a lot to prove. Let him show he's ready to make good on his considerable physical talents. The low price of the trade makes this possible. If you give up a lot to get a marquee player, there's a lot of pressure to lock up said player long term. The Jets gave up leftovers for Edwards. Even if this is a three month rental, very little will have been lost on the venture.
Would you give Edwards an extension or play this like the Jets are doing?