Former New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott called out Jordan Jenkins and questioned his ‘layup production’. Here are all the details.
On Thursday afternoon former New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott joined ESPN’s Rich Cimini on his Flight Deck podcast.
During their conversation, Scott decided to call out Jets’ outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and even went as far as to question his production:
“I don’t know about Jordan Jenkins. I appreciate what he’s done but come on man those sacks were atta boy. Those weren’t meaningful sacks, they were coverage sacks. If you rush the passer 500 times a couple of those are going to be layups and he got a couple of those.
I think they definitely have to upgrade that position. The Jets can’t afford to use some of that equity on a player that we already know what his ceiling is.”
Jenkins is a pending free agent this offseason. During his four years with the green and white Jenkins has exponentially increased his sack total each season: 2016 (2.5 sacks), 2017 (3 sacks), 2018 (7 sacks), and 2019 (8 sacks).
Bart Scott intimated that we’ve already seen Jenkins’ ceiling as a player and in addition to that the production he ended up with was simply fluff. Every blind squirrel eventually finds a nut mentality.
Jenkins is expected to receive a contract that pays him in the vicinity of $10 million per season.
The New York Jets have a little over $60 million in available cap space this offseason and could create as much as $30 million more with some roster cuts.
Is Jordan Jenkins a double-digit sack artist? No, and he likely never will be.
But if you don’t sign him to a long-term deal, that’ll be another hole this team needs to fill this offseason. Candidly even if the team retained Jenkins, they still need more help on the edge.
The team has bigger fish to fry this offseason: offensive tackle, guard, center, wide receiver, and cornerback. But edge is certainly going to be very high on their list regardless of what they decide to do with Jordan Jenkins.