Plaxico Burress took a few subtle pot-shots at the New York Jets as he continues to look for an NFL job and came off looking like getting a second chance meant nothing.
Yesterday, Burress appeared on ESPN's "First Take"and was asked if he believes Mark Sanchez is the best choice of quarterback to lead the team to a Super Bowl.
"They just paid him, so I think they believe he is," said the ex-Jet receiver referring to Sanchez's new contract extension.
After being asked whether he believes Sanchez is good enough to get the Jets to a Super Bowl, Burress continued his passive-aggressive answers.
"I think the defense will," he said with another subtle jab at Sanchez. "I think they definitely have a Super Bowl defense."
The man is entitled to his opinions but is that any way to repay a team that gave you a new start after spending a couple of unproductive years in prison.
Sounds like the convicted felon just shot himself once again— this time in the foot.
The disgruntled Burress spent one disappointing season with the Jets— registering career lows (45 catches, 612 yards, 8 TDs) for a full season. For a 36-year old free-agent looking to catch on with a team, Burress sure has an odd way of making himself seem desireable— by dissing a former teammate on national television.
Burress didn't stop with Sanchez. When asked by the hosts if he would play with the Jets new signal-caller— Tim Tebow— Burress just shrugged and laughed. He gave credit to Tebow as a competitor— where have we heard that before— but said receivers would not want to play with him because he is not a pure passer.
"As a starting wide-receiver in the NFL, you walk out there on Sunday and line up ... it's not Peyton Manning back there," said Burress.
Burress said he thinks Tebow will push Sanchez but could also take his starting job by midseason.
"I think he's going to make Mark Sanchez a better quarterback," he said. "When they bring somebody in at your position, he's going to compete."
The former Steelers and Giants player has drawn little interest from any NFL teams. Burress said he wants to play with the Carolina Panthers and claims he has been in touch with quarterback Cam Newton. The Panthers have confirmed nothing.