Plaxico Burress still wants to be a Philadelphia Eagle.
The soon-to-be free agent wide receiver was a guest on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday and maintained his stance from a year ago. Remember, Burress wore a Phillies cap as he greeted the media after being released from a two-year prison sentence.
“Hey, man, nothing else would make me happier,” Burress said of playing here. “Coming to Philadelphia and instituting myself to the offense, it just adds a unique dynamic to what’s already in place.”
Burress admitted that the Eagles showed a lot of interest last offseason, keeping in touch days before he signed with the New York Jets for $3 million. Burress grew up in the same part of Virginia as Mike Vick and talks to the quarterback a few times a week.
“I really believe he can bring a championship to Philadelphia, and I’d love to be part of that,” Burress said. “Coming from what we’ve come from, I just think it would be a special deal,”
The 34-year-old needed a few games to get back into football shape last year, but still finished with a respectable 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns — seven of those TDs came in the red zone. The Eagles ranked 14th in the NFL in the red zone in 2011.
The Jets haven’t ruled out bringing Burress back, but he is scheduled to become a free agent on March 13. And Burress is sure he can improve on last season’s numbers.
“Going into this year, I’m going to be a lot stronger,” Burress said. “I think this year coming up, I’m going to be like my old self.”