There has been a ton of speculation about ex-New York Giant Plaxico Burress and where he might land now that he’s out of jail and the lockout looks to be coming to an end. Most think either the Eagles or the Jets will be all over him.
But will they be bidding against themselves? Matt Bowen of the National Football Post says that the market for Plax might not be nearly as strong as many think.
“However, I started to ask around recently to people in the league, both coaches and scouts,” Bowen writes. “And there isn’t an overwhelming amount of desire from what I am hearing to run out and bring this guy in once the lockout is lifted. If anything, more questions than answers on what Plax can provide to your roster in 2011.”
One NFC coach told Bowen that Burress would be “close to average” after seeing what he did with the Giants. That coach thought that Burress was a poor route runner and more of a product of the Giants’ offensive system more than anything.
What are the odds that that “NFC coach” is from the Eagles and is just putting that info out there to drive down his market, knowing the Eagles want him? I’m not saying it’s true, but it’s certainly possible.