The NFL Wide Receiver Market Turning into a Buyer

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IJune 24, 2009

LEBANON - JANUARY 14: New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress warms his hands as he arrives at the Lebanon County Courthouse January 14, 2009 in Lebanon, Pa.  Burress is scheduled to appear in a civil trial in a dispute with an automobile dealer over what he owes in damages to a vehicle supplied to him by the dealership. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

By Dean Eversole.

Economics is based on a concept of supply and demand; the higher the supply, the lower the cost, the higher the demand the higher the cost. Currently in the NFL, the supply of game changing wide receivers is at an all-time high.

Two names currently on the market are Plaxico Burress and Brandon Marshall. Both are considered top tier wide outs and top tier problems. Two other names linked to trade talks are Braylon Edwards and Anquan Boldin, but it appears that both have been taken off the market for the time being.
 

Burress’ odyssey is well documented, after all it is not often that a NFL player, or any individual for that matter, discharges an illegal firearm inflicting a self induced wound. But, Burress pulled off the stunt, leaving his career tumbling in the wind.

However, Burress was given a boost when his trial on weapon’s possession was adjourned until September 23, leaving him free play the upcoming season. Now NFL teams are asking if Burress is worth the risk, and at what price.
A couple of the teams rumored to be in the mix are the New York Jets and Chicago Bears...

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