Braylon Edwards still considers himself to be elite

Jul 29, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Braylon Edwards has been bouncing around the league as of late, and hasn’t played a big impact for a team in a few years. Yet he still thinks he haswhat it takes to be given ‘elite’ status.  Here’s what he had to say on the idea of being elite, in an interview with ESPN,

I’m starting to get into camp shape, that groove, that vibe. Now is the chance to really go after it and really show these guys I still have it and that I can play at an elite level to help this team win games.

As ironic as it may sound, Edwards is on the verge of fighting for a roster spot with the Jets. Guys like Stephen Hill, Santonio Holmes, and Jeremy Kerley are obviously staying with the team. But Edwards is sort of down on the depth chart, as there are six receivers currently on it. He also had some thoughts on the depth chart situation,

I can’t think about what’s going on with the depth chart, one to six. I need to worry about one-seven. [his jersey number]

This is exactly what the Jets want to hear from their veteran receiver, confidence. If Edwards sees himself as elite, then the rest of the team will follow suit and support him, and I think it will boost the overall team morale so to speak. And if this confidence could spread into the locker room, that could be a good sign for the team too.

 

Topics: Braylon Edwards, New York Jets, NFL

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