"I feel like I'm home," he said. "This is where I was destined to be."
And it looks like the Jets will be his home next season, too. The Jets plan to retain Edwards next season as a restricted free agent, Newsday has learned. According to a source familiar with the team's plans, the Jets will place a contract tender that would require a team to give the Jets first- and third-round picks if it wants to sign Edwards.
Edwards has played five NFL seasons, which would normally make him a free agent in the offseason. But because the NFL is not expected to have a salary cap next year because of stalled negotiations on a new agreement with the players union, free agency goes from four to six seasons, making Edwards a restricted free agent.
The Jets will look to sign Edwards to a long-term contract but at least have the flexibility to sign him to a one-year deal. "Coming from where I've come from, yeah, it's definitely hard to imagine," said Edwards, who has four catches for 56 yards in the Jets' two playoff wins.