Edwards bought into this as well.
"John needed to do what is best for his family," said Edwards. "Denver is closer to home."
Lynch said his decision wasn't driven by geographics.
"That really had nothing to do with it," said Lynch. "I talked to my family and we knew we would be happy wherever we were, as long as we were together."
Lynch wants to win another Super Bowl ring, and feels Denver offers him the best chance of all the teams that pursued him in free agency.
"My priorities from the beginning were to find a great place for my family and to find a place I could win a World Championship," said Lynch. "I believe I found that place in Denver."
Lynch must have been watching a different Denver team last year than other people. They were horrendous at the end of the season, and have followed that with an off-season where they traded their star tailback, Clinton Portis, and lost a standout receiver, Ed McCaffrey, to retirement. They also lost the free agent defensive end Bert Berry to Arizona. He is coming off a breakout season, with 11.5 sacks. On top of that, they have two starting linebackers coming off season-ending injuries - Ian Gold (knee) and John Mobley (neck).
Does that sound like a "super" team to you. You never know in the parity-laden NFL, but the Broncos, at this point, don't seem to be more of a contender than the Jets. You have to wonder how much homework Lynch did before he made these grandiose statements about his new team.
Edwards continues to take the high road on Lynch's decision.
"I wish John and his family all the best," said Edwards after Lynch signed with Denver.
But we thought Lynch was like family to Edwards. He was called a "second son" by the Jets coach, and Lynch is the Godfather to Edwards' son Marcus. The families also spend vacations and holidays together.
While Edwards is saying all the right things, how can he be happy with Lynch "dissing" the Jets by portraying them as also-rans.
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