On Friday, August 19, the New York Jets announced that Plaxico Burress would play in Sunday's preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Not only was he expected to play, but also to contribute a solid chunk of playing time: the entire first half.
Even though Burress was one of the most dominant receivers throughout the entire NFL two years ago, many fans and experts believe that he may not come back as effective because of his age and the fact that he was in prison for a long period of time. Some people even bring up his shot leg, saying that somewhere down the road he may have an issue with it.
However, Burress has said that he feels like he's 25, and Jets personnel told the press that they absolutely love what they've been seeing from Plax in practice.
Of course many of us know how effective Burress has been in the past, but here's a quick reminder.
Throughout his nine years in the NFL, Burress has averaged 15.5 yards per catch and recorded over 1,000 yards in a single season four times. Burress has made a total 505 receptions while scoring 55 touchdowns in his impressive career.
Not only will Burress come back strong in the 2011-12 NFL season, but he will absolutely be one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League.
Alongside Santonio Holmes, they will form one of the most effective wide receiver duos to ever play the game of football.
You may think it's jumping the gun or even a complete long shot. But, the New York Jets will be the ones hoisting up the trophy at the end of this season. Can't wait!