Posted by Michael David Smith on August 3, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT
The New York Jets haven’t closed the door on bringing back free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards. They’ve just closed the door on paying him big money.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said today that the Jets would gladly sign Edwards if Edwards were willing to play for the kind of contract the Jets are willing to offer.
“If Braylon wants to come back for what we want to pay, come on back, Braylon,” Ryan said.
Ryan didn’t say what the Jets want to pay, but it’s safe to say that the Jets and Edwards have a sharp difference of opinion on how much Edwards is worth.
Considering that we’ve heard very little about any interest in Edwards from other teams, it’s probably also safe to say that the Jets’ valuation of Edwards is closer to his real market value than Edwards would like to think.