Desperate to find a proven starter to pair with Jerricho Cotchery, the Jets have traded for disgruntled Browns WR Braylon Edwards, the Daily News confirmed Wednesday morning.
The Jets dealt WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik and undisclosed draft choices to the Browns in the deal.
Once he learns the offense, Edwards will start with Cotchery.
Edwards, a first-round pick, is regarded as an elite talent, but he has been involved in a series of off-the-field incidents and wore out his welcome in Cleveland.
His contract expires after this season, but he may not be an unrestricted free agent. It depends on the CBA. If there's no salary cap in 2010, Edwards will be a restricted free agent.
It's not clear if the Jets extended Edwards' contract.