NY Jets: Marcus Maye insists he doesn't want to be traded

NY Jets, Marcus Maye
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The NY Jets have had plenty of conversations with safety Marcus Maye over the last few months. But according to the man himself, none of those conversations have included a trade request.

Maye spoke to the media for the first time since his February arrest was revealed on Thursday, and he reiterated his commitment to the Jets and expressed remorse for his legal issues.

The standout safety said that he had a conversation with head coach Robert Saleh shortly after his arrest was made public and that he spoke with his teammates as well.

But he insisted that at no point had he requested a trade. In fact, he did the exact opposite.

"[The Jets] know I want to be here. They know I’m 100 percent with my guys and teammates and things like that. So, I’m here."

Marcus Maye, on his NY Jets future

Marcus Maye insists that he wants to remain with the NY Jets

Maye's reported issues with the organization stem back to this offseason when the Jets opted to place the franchise tag on him after the two sides couldn't come to terms on a long-term extension.

To his credit, Maye has remained mostly silent on the issue. His agent, not so much.

The Jets reportedly low-balled Maye this summer offering him far below market value, probably the best indicator that they had no intentions of signing him to a long-term deal.

Maye's days with the Jets already appeared numbered before his February arrest was made public earlier this month. The 28-year-old kept his arrest a secret from both the Jets and the NFL, something he could face discipline for.

The 2021 season hasn't been a kind one for Maye who has battled an ankle injury that's forced him to miss the team's last two games, to go along with his off-field drama.

Still, Maye remains the center of trade rumors with the deadline approaching on November 2. Maye insists that he still wants to remain with the Jets long-term.

And maybe that actually is the case. Unfortunately, it's hard to see the two sides agreeing on a price point.

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Whether Maye is traded before the deadline or not, he likely isn't long for New York, despite what he might say.