Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/3/14

Former New York Jets, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has never been shy about his confidence. After winning a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2007, Burress appeared ready to make a solid run throughout his prime as one of the leagues premier pass catchers. That is until he accidentally shot himself in a New York City Club in 2008 and got thrown in the clink for 18 months. Burress, now 35, believes he could “get off the couch” and help the Jets:

“My opportunity is going to come and when it comes, it’ll say more about the league than it does about me. To be honest, there are a lot of people that don’t want to answer those questions. If I go in, I shine and have a two- or three-touchdown game just coming off the couch, what does that say about you or the people I’m playing against? You put me out there right now and I go out there and dominate, have a couple of touchdowns or a hundred-yard game, then you just got to shake your head and smile and laugh.”

Plaxico Burress has worked out for several teams, most recently the Patrios. but has yet to receive a contract offer. If there was a team that could immediately benefit from taking a flyer on Burress, it would be the Jets. Rex Ryan’s squad is 2-2 right now, but they aren’t looking good, especially with the loss of their best receiver, Santonio Holmes, last weekend.

Burress, who cites his past character issues rather than his ability to play the game as the reason that no team has picked up the phone yet, elaborated on last season:

“Me being detrimental to another grown man is preposterous. Man, I was the happiest person you could find. I was back playing football and doing what I love to do. There would be times I was frustrated because I know I could do some things my legs wouldn’t allow me to do because I’d been away for some time. But as far as me having an impact on another man and how he performs, if you believe that, there’s something wrong with you.”

Personally, I don’t see a clear cut reason why the Jets shouldn’t look into acquiring Plaxico Burress. They need a major shakeup for a stagnant offense and team that appears headed nowhere. Could we be on the verge of a Tebow to Burress connection? Perhaps a McElroy to Burress connection? Perhaps a Rex Ryan to the hot seat connection?

Who the hell knows, but with owner Woody Johnson’s attention on who wins the Presidency and Ryan unable to admit Mark Sanchez should be selling hot dogs rather than playing quarterback, any type of restructuring would help Gang Green at this point. That could very well arrive in the form of Plaxico Burress.

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