Brian Stull of 101 ESPN argues this week that the Rams aught to take a closer look at free agent to be WR Braylon Edwards for a solution to their wide receiver problems. Despite awesome back-flipping prowess, I’m going to disagree.
Despite a decent year this season, Edwards is doomed by a lack of concentration. When the going gets tough and the game is on the line, he is going to make an outrageous catch. But throughout the rest of the game, he disappears for long stretches and drops easily catch-able balls. I’ll submit this video into evidence. He’s had worse throughout his career as well.
Why sign a big money receiver that cannot be trusted for the full game?
That is just considering his play on the field. Edwards has a court case in March to rule on his DWI arrest from September. Since Edwards was already run afoul with the law, he could be nearing a full season suspension from the NFL for his off the field actions.
Why should the Rams take a risk on a big investment that might not even be able to play?
Edwards play on the field and actions off it make him an unattractive target for the Rams if and when free agency gets started this offseason.