The New York Jets are not only interested, but are offering the most money for free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Well, it appears the New York Jets are far from done this offseason. With the free-flowing flexibility of cap space, Mike Maccagnan has once again made headlines.
According to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports, the Jets are not only interested in free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, but are currently offering him the most money.
The #Jets have made the biggest offer — they have a ton of cap space and are extremely interested in attaining Ndamukong Suh. They have made this abundantly clear to #Suh and his camp, who are beginning to weigh offers from the quartet of teams (#Titans, #Rams, #Saints). https://t.co/rEXOD6OekO
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 23, 2018
The Jets were late bloomers when it came to signing free agents, despite having the most cap space entering free agency. Now the green and white are in full gear.
This team has already signed Trumaine Johnson (one of the richest contracts in team history), re-signed Morris Claiborne to lock down the other outside corner role, added Avery Williamson to fill the void at linebacker and now they will finally add some premium steak to their defensive line—or at least attempt.
While Suh has a bit of a track record—stomped on player’s body parts, kicked Matt Schaub in the tenderloin and displayed some obscene gestures that have drawn plenty of fines—we all know if a player is talented enough, anything can be overlooked. This is one of those scenarios where his talent far outweighs those potential cons.
Just because the Jets have shown the most interest, doesn’t mean a deal will be consummated. Although if you take Suh’s words seriously, the Jets should be his next location:
On ESPN, @diannaESPN said Ndamukong Suh is looking to go to the highest-bidder. Fit and team don't matter. LOL
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) March 14, 2018
If he is truly looking to go to the highest bidder, then he’s going to Gotham.
This could be a dynamic delayed replacement for Damon Harrison who left two years ago to the New York Giants. Suh could provide an interior pass rush the Jets haven’t had on the interior in quite some time.