Who said Edwards would be the Number 1 receiver? He'd help smith not get triple teamed. I think he'd be a great complementary Solid #2, has a Potential to be a #1 after Smith leaves. Besides in NY he's a solid #2. Smith and Edwards 1 and 2 punch.
If Smith stays we don't need Edwards. Gettis or Lafell are just as capable of having as good a season as Edwards and they are already signed. If Smith is gone then Edwards will be a poor substitute. We might have to go that direction but it would hardly be a good switch. If we are going to bring someone in I would be okay with Edwards if he were cheap. But I still like the scenario where we trade Smitty and a draft pick to San Diego for Vincent Jackson. As for free agents out there, Edwards wouldn't be my first choice unless he is cheap which I gather he wouldn't be.