Stone handed, Sexually ambiguous, and confirmed asshole Braylon Edwards has had some difficulty finding a team that can cater to his abilities this offseason; which consist mainly of dropping seemingly routine passes with zero coverage and then consistently finding ways to get into legal trouble once the game is finished.
Yes, Edwards has talent; as much as it pains me to even write that, but it gives me great satisfaction knowing he is going from one of the best organizations in football to perennially one of the worst. Mere days after we learned that Braylon Edwards twitter account had been hacked, we can now take comfort in knowing that this once-victim of identity theft has found a home for one more season with the San Francisco 49ers at $3.5 million, or about half a million more then the slower, substantially older, and equally troubled Plaxico Burress.
Some day when Edwards is going through bankruptcy court I will also smile and try to tuck a half chub.
Edwards, 28, led the Jets in receiving yards (904) and touchdowns (seven) last season while finishing second with 55 receptions in his second year with the team. He spent his first five NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, making the Pro Bowl in 2007.
“He’s really excited about the offense with Jim Harbaugh,” Dogra said. “He has a legitimate chance to play early and often. He’s looking for a fresh start and felt good about his conversations with Coach Harbaugh and (general manager) Trent Baalke. That’s what made the biggest difference for him. They also have the chance to win this year and are expected to compete for the division. If he does well, hopefully there’s an opportunity to prolong his career there.”
This is terrific because Braylon has had a tough week; and Orange mocha frappacchinos are just not doing the trick right now. At least he’ll fit in; the 49ers are pretty much treasure island for draft busts. Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn, and Braylon Edwards were all Top 10 draft picks and they have 1-pro bowl between them.
Edwards is going to love San Francisco though. What? It’s where Twitter is headquartered! Oh, yeah, that too.