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Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

Posted on: February 27, 2012 11:01 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 11:02 pm
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After three years, Bart Scott's tenure with the Jets appears to be over.  (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

When Rex Ryan arrived in New York three years ago, he wasted little time bringing some of his former Ravens players with him. Linebacker Bart Scott was one of the first, signing a six-year, $48 million deal with the Jets in February 2009. Scott's skills have diminished to the point that the organization has given him permission to seek a trade, according to the New York Daily News's Manish Mehta.

The Jets restructured Scott's deal before the 2011 season, which offered some immediate cap relief in exchange for a 2012 base salary of $4.2 million. As his production slips, it becomes increasingly difficult to justify that salary.

More details via Mehta:
Scott's base salary is $6.9 million in 2013 and 2014. Scott's guaranteed base salary in 2012 makes it unlikely that the Jets would simply cut him. Financially, it won't make much sense.

Scott, 31, grew increasingly unhappy with his diminished playing time during the Jets' disappointing 8-8 season. He was routinely taken out on third downs due to the team's belief that he had difficulty in coverage.
Scott had 54 solo tackles in 2011, his lowest total since arriving in New York (though he had four sacks after logging one each in '10 and '09). And according to Pro Football Focus, Scott played fewer snaps last season than he did the previous two.

Not surprisingly (at least not after watching this again), Scott's frustrated. His agent Harold Lewis told ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini that Scott's diminished role was "destroying him," but noted that his client's "ultimate goal" is to stay with the Jets.

"If we can't fix what's broken," Lewis said, "there will be other opportunities."

It appears that Scott's tenure with the Jets will end one way or another this offseason. Ideally, New York would like to trade him in the hopes of getting something in return for a guy that'll count $5.9 million against the cap. The most likely scenario, however is that the team will end up releasing Scott, who probably won't generate much interest on the trading block when teams know that he'll be a free agent in the coming weeks.

As for possible destinations, Lewis declared that Scott would play for the Giants "in a heartbeat."

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Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:45 pm
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

     Sonic John, your comment is 100% spot-on. 



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 5:15 pm
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

I guess the grass wasn't greener, literally.  I love seeing Bart Scott and Rex Ryan eating crow.  Care to take some more pokes at Steve Bisciotti and how he made the wrong choice by going with John Harbaugh instead of Rex Ryan.  This couldn't have happened to a nicer couple of guys.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

The window to win is really small in the NFL, especially if you don't have a legit franchise QB. The Jets really needed to win it in one of the 2 years they went to the AFCC game. They probably hoped Sanchez would develop into a top QB but that obviously didn't happen and looks impossible, so they're pretty much stuck.

You can't win with just defense in this league, but the Jets have no QB or RB. The Jets are the first defense and running team I've ever seen that doesn't have a good RB. If their goal was to be a running team, and I think it always was, instead of taking Sanchez they should have taken an RB that year, and then used a stop gap QB or taken a QB in the 2nd round. If all you need from your QB is to manage the ball however a ton of vets could have done that job. The Titans have used that model for years, although they finally have decided to start a new young QB it looks like.



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:54 pm
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

can't wait.....way, way over-rated and too too slow. jets musr have the slowst team in the league. upgrade with speed. speed kills.



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:09 am
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

I knew we should have taken Ray Lewis instead... Sorry Bart, you just couldn't make it in NY...DOH!!! And to all you Jets haters out there... Remember...Jesus hates you!!!


Ted Bassmaster
Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:58 am
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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:40 am
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

jets would be thrilled to get a 5th round pick for this guy.  Hes done.....



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:40 am
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

so all is NOT good in J-E-T land.   too bad...all those SB promises didnt work out?  all that bravado didnt make other teams run and hide?  besides, ANYBODY can "seek" atrade.  They can still tell you to pound sand.  "ummm, trade me for Suggs,yeah,thats the ticket."



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:38 am
 

Jets give LB Bart Scott permission to seek trade

I bet that Bart Scott "CAN'T WAIT" to get out of that joke of an NFL team.


D.WhoDatNation
Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:26 am
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