I personally think if we can't re sign Shockey we should definitely at least consider Plaxico Burress for just a year or two maximum. There is no denying we are a very young and upcoming team however there is no denying the value of Shockey's veteran presence brought to the team last year and we rrally need to do everything we can to help Cam avoid the dreaded "sophmore slump" that is feared by some.
Plaxico would make an immediate impact on the offense and would be the perfect red zone target for Cam which we lacked last year. Last year with the Jets Plaxico actually had a solid year. Not a earth shattering year but when you consider he is in his mid 30s, served jail time for 2 years after shooting himself in the leg, I would say he had a pretty solid year.
Plus he really seems to have learned his lesson as I dont recall hearing any news out of him last season of him getting in any kind of trouble both on or off the field. Incase you are wondering here are his stats from last year; 45 receptions, 612 yds, 13.6 yds per pass, 8 TDs, 38 FDs. Just to compare here are Shockey's numbers from last year; 37 receptions, 455 yds, 12.3 yds per completion and 4 TDs. Again Plaxico didn't put up earth shattering numbers but as ive mentioned previously, considering he is a 35 year old who spent the last years in prison for shooting hmself in the leg is not bad at all oh and btw this is with Mark Sanchez at QB, imagine if Cam was throwing to him.
Now ofcourse I realize Plaxico is no long term solution, I definitley would not break the bank to sign him nor would I sign him to anything more than 2 years. But incase we cannot sign Shockey again, I think Plaxico has proven he can be a more than capable role player and he would replace that veteran presence of Shockey that was such a big asset to Cam. I think everyone deserves a 2nd chance and the dude went to prison for shooting himself in the leg, I think the guy deserves a break and he has proven last year he can still definitley produce and stay out of trouble.