Edwards desperately wants to stay with the Jets, more so because he likes the “flashy lights” of NYC than anything on the football field. Edwards even has said the one thing that you never hear an athlete say.
“I’ll take less money to stay”.
Unfortunately for Edwards it might now matter what he wants.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network writes that the Jets “won’t fight that hard” to keep Edwards.
“Edwards can be petulant, is inconsistent and has made poor decisions off the field,” La Canfora writes. “He will wow you with one moment of splendor then fall back into a bone-headed funk. I’d expect his worst traits to be exacerbated once he has that big contract.”
That is a bit harsh on La Canfora, but Edwards wouldn’t be the first or last player to get a big contract and then production falls off the map.