Posted by Will Brinson
Plaxico Burress will be one of the most sought-after discussed free agents once the offseason begins. And though his age may be an issue, it seems like he's going to get a gig.
But where? Well, how about Chicago, where the Bears are in need of a possession receiver to compliment Devin Hester? How convenient -- Plaxico said he'd be interested in going to Chicago, even calling the Bears one of his top-three choices to play.
"Oh without question, without a doubt [the Bears are among my top three destinations]," Burress said on "The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show" on Tuesday, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "My decision making is going to come down to what I said, playing with an elite quarterback, playing with a running game, playing with a great tight end, and Greg Olsen is already that guy, in my estimation he'll be a Pro Bowler this season.
"That's the same situation I went into when I made my decision to go to New York. It's a pretty similar situation."
Quick aside: it's unbelievable how Drew Rosenhaus clients who don't really have an open market continually find themselves in high-demand. I mean that seriously -- the guy makes things happen.
However, this flirtation with Chicago may not exactly be worth pursuing. Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times notes in the same article that multiple sources tell him the Bears are only interested in Plax at a "bargain basement price."
Apparently, the combination of Burress' prison time, plus his age and character concerns all mesh poorly with his inability to fit into Mike Martz' scheme that way other receivers might.
But, hey, what if he ended up going to Chicago along with Washington wideout Santana Moss? That would make for a pretty spicy set of wide receivers, right?
Yes it would, but it probably won't happen. If there's one thing we've learned about Rosenhaus clients it's that they're probably not taking the cheapest deal on the market, even if it might mean a better situation.
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