According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, earlier this season the New York Jets tried to trade for Braylon Edwards, who’s now a free agent.
According to league sources, the Jets approached the Seahawks earlier this season about trading for Edwards and were serious about the proposition. The Jets lost Santonio Holmes, their top receiver, for the season in late September, and Edwards was one of the first options they explored, weeks before the trade deadline in Week 8. At the time, the Seahawks still had high hopes for Edwards staying healthy and rounding into form, and the Jets were informed that it would take something significantl in return for Edwards and not just a late-round pick.
The talks were cursory, but New York’s intent was real. Throwing Edwards’ combustible personality back into that already toxic mix might have added even more turmoil to this Jets season.