Free agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson has been gaining a lot of interest on the open market as a potential back up plan for teams that missed out on Mike Wallace. Gibson doesn’t have the game-breaking speed that Wallace has, nor can he do too much after the catch, but he is still only 25-years-old and has a lot of potential.
Two of the teams interested in Gibson are from the AFC East — the New York Jets and, interestingly enough, the Miami Dolphins, despite signing Wallace.
Gibson is heading to New York for a visit today, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. If Gibson does not land a deal with the Jets, he will be making a visit to Miami with the Dolphins.
You would have to view the Jets as the favorite for Gibson at this point. If the former sixth-round pick was to sign in New York, he would be one of the team’s starting wide receivers. In Miami, he would be the team’s No. 3 receiver at best.
It’s hard to imagine a young receiver not taking the opportunity that provides him the most playing time.