Why Jets pulled their one-year offer to Ndamukong Suh
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Mar 27, 2018,
Mar 27, 2018, 1:37
"It just didn't seem to be in keeping with our long-term plan", Johnson told reporters at the National Football League owners meetings in Orlando.
The Jets viewed Suh as a potential bargain on a one-year deal.
Johnson said the Jets made a decision to change course after he discussed the matter with general manager Mike Maccagnan. A one-two punch of Suh, a three-time All-Pro, and Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, surely would wreak havoc on opposing offensive lines.
"On reflection, and in concert with Mike, we've rescinded the offer to Suh", said Johnson (via NJ.com), who took over the Jets past year when his older brother, Woody Johnson, became the Trump administration's ambassador to the United Kingdom.
"When he was cut, we looked into him", general manager Mike Maccagnan said from the NFL Annual Meeting on Monday.
The Suh sweepstakes now appear to be down to the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans. Our thinking just changed. Johnson acknowledged that the Jets had made "a pretty high offer" to Suh, adding, "It's a lot of money. That's where I have to leave it".
Johnson didn't want it to be characterized that he interceded, saying it was a joint decision with Maccagnan.
"We came away impressed with just the human being", McVay said, via the Los Angeles Times.
The Jets still have more than $30 million in cap room. "I don't want to load up on people who can get you there but can't keep you there".