Ndamukong Suh will be a free agent at least a little while longer as the New York Jets have rescinded their offer.
When the Miami Dolphins released former All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, he became one of the best players on the free agent market. He was potentially behind only quarterback Kirk Cousins as far as impact players.
He’s had plenty of suitors so far but remains a free agent at this juncture. One team has officially moved on as the New York Jets will pursue other players after rescinding their contract offer after a deadline passed, via New York Daily News.
“Our thinking just changed a bit,” owner Christopher Johnson said.
There’s a good bit to unravel here. First and foremost, it seems a little strange that the Jets randomly changed their minds. Suh is likely to command a significant chunk of money in a contract. This isn’t a decision made lightly on either front. When considering players of this caliber and money, why wouldn’t the owner at least be in the loop from the start?
It’s also a touch strange that the head coach was not involved at all. Sure, Todd Bowles isn’t going to decide things concerning contracts and money. Again, why wouldn’t the Jets brass be on the same page before the offer was ever made? What would they have done if Suh had taken it when they put it out there? This isn’t exactly the best look for the organization.
According to MMQB’s Albert Breer, the Jets issued a deadline for Suh to agree to their terms, and when that came and went, the team’s offer expired.
Suh may have been a disappointment in Miami due to the ridiculous amount of money he made. That doesn’t mean he still can’t be a huge asset to a team. Suh is still playing at a high level and some team is going to make a significant addition to their defense.