Braylon Edwards is looking for a five-year contract
Aug 1, 2011, 5:55 PM | Updated: 7:10 pm
Everyone seems enamored with the idea of the Arizona Cardinals landing wide receiver Braylon Edwards to play next to Larry Fitzgerald if it’s for the right price. That last phrase may be what keeps a deal from getting done.
It seems that Edwards is valuing his services a little — OK a lot — more than most teams — including the Cardinals — will be willing to pay. As a matter of fact, the Washington Post is reporting he’s demanding Santonio Holmes type money.
Multiple teams are rumored to be in the mix for Edwards including the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings. But so far, no one has landed the mercurial wideout who will likely demand something close to the five-year, $50 million contract former teammate Santonio Holmes got in New York.
While Edwards may sound like a bargain on a one or two year deal for four or five million, the idea of the Cards giving him a five-year contract is almost laughable. Especially when said five-year deal would pay him roughly $10 million a season.
As they always say, it can’t hurt to ask. Let’s just hope when Edwards does, the Cardinals answer is a resounding no. That, or it’s met with just laughter on the other end of the line.