Which brings us to now. Braylon Edwards was traded to the Jets for WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik, and a few draft picks (reportedly third and fifth round).
I am personally a supporter of this deal and credit the Browns for receiving a return on a player they would have likely lost anyway. Braylon's contract was up after this season, and it was becoming obvious he was tired of Cleveland.
My only question is why this deal was not completed earlier. The Giants were previously in talks with the Browns concerning Braylon, and it would be interesting to hear what they were offering.
I am also slightly annoyed about Browns coach Eric Mangini's desire to obtain as many New York Jets as he possibly can.
While I understand coaches tend to have affection for former players, I also think it's important that the Browns attempt to have the best possible players on their roster.
Despite these concerns, I do believe that it was time for the Browns to cut ties with Braylon Edwards. He was a talented receiver who briefly performed well, but he eventually became a victim of his own frustration during adversity.
Although the "Braylon Edwards Era" ended poorly in Cleveland, fans should not forget the moments when Braylon gave us something entertaining to watch.