The New York Jets at one point made the largest offer to acquire the services of free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. They wisely pulled the offer off the table after it was realized what kind of player they’d ultimately be getting.
You have to give a lot of credit for the New York Jets brass for pulling back their offer to free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Which at one point was reported as the highest offer. Ordinarily, In the past, Jets management would have offered him more than what he is really worth.
The fact is that Jets management has changed for the better. New owner Christopher Johnson is indeed setting a new and much better environment that surrounds the organization. Without a doubt, Suh would have been a strong addition to a defensive line that is sorely lacking a player that could have relieved some of the pressure off Leonard Williams.
Granted, Suh would have been that player, but on the contrary, Jets management is making a statement that they will no longer sit around for the hope that Suh would’ve taken their final bid. In truth, Suh is showing exactly some of the selfish traits that were stated about him by the Miami Dolphins. It seems to me that Suh is more about the money than the game. In due time, another team will wind up overpaying for a selfish player that cares more about himself rather than his team.
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Todd Bowles, who told Suh that he had plans for him in their scheme, might be disappointed that a deal couldn’t be made but again, it would have gone against the very culture he’s trying to establish in the locker room. Either way, it’s for the best that the Jets avoided what could have been a disaster of an acquisition if Suh made his way to the city that never sleeps.
Above all else, this was overall the right move to make. In reality, the money was all Suh cared about. His reputation for not being a team player was surely evident. As the Jets had the highest offer out there and Suh turned it down. It will be some other team’s problem dealing with a player that is evidently a major head case.
Just think, how hard of a time Bowles would have had, dealing with a player such as Suh? Moreover, the Jets will now have a locker room that is all about the team. Instead of having one player in the locker room that would have been particularly disruptive if things didn’t go his way. The Jets are certainly and without a doubt better off in the long run.