If Braylon Edwards is unhappy Santonio Holmes will take receptions from him, he is not showing it.
"I don't even know if 'excitement' really coins what I am, but I can't wait," he said. "I think it's going to be a big year for the New York Jets. I think it's a huge year for myself. And I think we're going to do many, many things."
Edwards' optimism stems from the fact that he's relaxed and "comfortable" with the Jets. He arrived in a midseason trade from the Browns last season that cost the Jets a third-round pick in this year's draft.
"They finally put me in a situation to relax, have fun and enjoy football again," Edwards said. "Right now I'm like a kid again."
So what constitutes a big year for Edwards? Although he will be a free agent after the season, he said that stats are not important.
"On this type of a team, I'm not worried about stats -- obviously stats will come," he said. "If I catch 50-55 balls, seven touchdowns and we're winning, that's all that matters."
It would be easy to dismiss this as a guy saying all of the right things in the offseason, but I think we are looking at a different guy from the one who burned every bridge in Cleveland. We haven't heard one peep about the contract situation that helped get him traded. He signed his one year tender without an issue and promised to work hard.