Jets Rescind Offer to Ndamukong Suh and I’m Confused

For the New York Jets to seemingly be the favorite to sign Ndamukong Suh as recently as Friday to suddenly change course and rescind their offer on Sunday, I have only one question for Suh:

For a team that has employed all sorts of degenerates to seemingly have an offer (reportedly the biggest offer) on the table for Suh and yank it back is beyond strange. Did he do something to make the team hesitant to deal with his off the field baggage?? Or is he just pissing teams off by asking for way more money than he deserves?

Its strange for a team that usually lets the GM handle all football business to suddenly have the CEO jumping in and killing a deal. And going out of his way to make it known they took their offer off the table.

I would think of Suh is just holding out for a monster contract the Jets would just say that. “We think Suh is an excellent player, but we realized we are too far apart in contract negotiations and have opted to go in another direction.” Nope, instead we get the mysterious “Our offer has been rescinded and I would rather not tell you why” answer from the CEO.

After signing a 6 year $114M contract with the Dolphins in 2015, Suh is obviously looking to make big money once again. Except he has to remember that he just got cut from said contract and he is now 31 years old. Plus his sack totals have gone down in each of the last 4 seasons from 8.5 in 2014 to 6 in 2015, to 5 in 2016, to 4.5 in 2017. He also had jut 29 tackles, his fewest in a season since 2012. Not a great combination of factors for a guy looking to reset the market and go to the highest paying team, regardless of anything else.

Seeing as its 2018 I’m sure more info will come out on this situation before I have dinner tonight, but we’ll keep an eye on it. Would have been fun, besides fearing for TB12’s health and well being, to watch and hate Suh twice a season for a couple more years though.

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