Plaxico Burress is set to be released from prison tomorrow following a two-year sentence after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with his unregistered gun. The big question now is, where will he go from here?
There has been some speculation that Burress will return to the Giants, but the team has been adamant in saying this is not an option. The latest comments come from Brandon Jacobs, who has remained good friends with Plax and his family during his incarceration. According to The Star-Ledger:
“No, he ain’t coming to the Giants. That’s out of the question,” Jacobs said. “He’s got options and it’s good he can weigh his options. I would love him to be a part of the Giants, but I don’t think that’s even on his plate.”
There have been rumors that the Eagles are an option for Plax, and Jacobs confirmed that this is a big possibility based on recent conversations they have had. The Rams have also emerged as a possibility, where Plax would be reunited with former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and would likely have a great deal of playing time due to their current lack of targets for Sam Bradford.
Plax is now 33 years old, hasn’t played since the 2008 season, and has to wait even longer to play because of the lockout. But considering all of this, the Eagles may be the best place for him due to their proven ability to rehab former convicts. Vick would have the opportunity to further prove he has changed by becoming a mentor and helping Plax adjust to life after prison. And I hate to say it, but the Eagles have the tools to go deep into the playoffs, and Plax simply does not have many years left in the NFL to help build up a championship-caliber team.
This could add a whole new dimension to this timeless rivalry this season. The Giants will head to Philly on September 25, and will face off on Sunday night football at the Meadowlands on November 20.
Give us your opinion. Would Plaxico be productive enough to give the Eagles a shot at the Vince Lombardi trophy?