NFL Free Agent Rumors: Braylon Edwards to Arizona Cardinals?

Jack London@@Londonbridges21Correspondent IAugust 1, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets celebrates on his way to defeating the Patriots 28 to 21 in their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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As busy as the Arizona Cardinals have been in free agency, they may have one more player to get. 

Braylon Edwards. 

It's actually crazy to think about. Edwards and Larry Fitzgerald on the same team—not as awesome as Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, but still, it'd be awesome. 

Granted, these are just rumors, and all we know at this point is that Arizona is interested. 

But let's consider the possibilities for a second. 

The biggest downside is that they are both big-play receivers, and Edwards doesn't want to work the underneath stuff. 

Still, Arizona has other receivers and tight ends, such as Todd Heap and Andre Roberts, to do that now. 

On that note, Edwards' lowest yards per catch in the last seven seasons is 13.9. 

That's a lot of yards every catch. 

His most catches, on the other hand, is 80. So while he could be considered the featured receiver, I believe he would be a perfect compliment to get some attention off Fitzgerald—kind of like what Alvin Harper did for Michael Irvin for a time. 

And his biggest year was with a pathetic Derek Anderson at quarterback. Surely Kevin Kolb would be an upgrade, right?

Either way, he would fit the Cardinals scheme. He would stretch the field and give Kolb a big target to hit. 

Kolb seems to prefer those anyway, as Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avont had bigger games last year than DeSean Jackson while Kolb was the starter. 

So while Edwards may not want to play second fiddle to Fitzgerald, Arizona would be a great fit for him, where I believe he could at least eclipse his 53 catches with the Jets from last year.