The Jets' newest receiver thinks he'll fit in nicely.
Wide receiver Braylon Edwards may be a stranger to many of his new teammates, but he’s no stranger to the team’s offensive scheme, which should bode well against Miami on Monday night.
Edwards, who’ll start against the Dolphins, played in a similar system in Cleveland in 2007-08 under offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who worked with Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in San Diego.
In 2007, Edwards caught 80 passes for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns to earn Pro Bowl honors.
"I know a lot of the terminology," said Edwards. "I was able to pick it up and really move today as opposed to pointing in this direction, that direction. It went really well. I feel pretty confident."
Edwards, who described his first practice with the Jets as a "breath of fresh air," looks every bit of 6-3, 215 pounds, the big target the Jets had coveted.
I think this could be the start of something very, very good. Problem children usually thrive once they find a new home, at least at the start. They are thrilled to be away from the team they hated playing for and have motivation to show the rest of the world they weren't the problem. Once Edwards has everything down, I think he'll make a big impact.
How soon do you expect Edwards to develop into a reliable weapon?