View Full Version : Football LB Bart Scott to join Jets

02-27-2009, 09:26 AM
The National Football Post reports that inside linebacker Bart Scott has agreed to terms with the Jets on a multi-year contract.

Adam Schefter says the deal is expected to be signed later Friday for roughly $8 million a year. Scott, like new teammate Calvin Pace, is highly versatile and intelligent. The Jets have the makings of a great linebacker group, and Rex Ryan will know how to maximize Scott's talent after coaching him for years in Baltimore. This signing makes a lot more sense for New York than getting the downside of Ray Lewis' career. Baltimore has to be deeply disappointed, but they seem likely to increase their efforts to sign Lewis now. Feb. 27 - 9:24 am et

02-27-2009, 09:28 AM
Man, I have a feeling the Jets could be MEAN on defense for a while...

02-27-2009, 09:28 AM
Not a shocker there...figured he was headed there when it was clear he wasn't returning to B-More.

02-27-2009, 09:55 AM
Unexpected, but still sucks. Scott is underrated.

02-27-2009, 10:05 AM
Dammit Scott!! JK :p

02-27-2009, 11:10 AM
Jets signed ILB Bart Scott to a five-year, $40 million contract.

Clearly, Scott was looking to max out. The "Mad Backer" turned down a deal from Baltimore worth $7.5 million annually to get $8 million a year from New York. Scott, 29 in August, will start inside next to David Harris. Rex Ryan is more familiar with Scott and figures to use him in the old Ray Lewis role while Harris takes on more blocks. Scott is a disruptive blitzer when given the freedom to do so. He's also durable and will be an IDP to target.

02-27-2009, 02:00 PM


Bart Scott-LB- Ravens Feb. 27 - 2:57 pm et

Bart Scott reportedly is going to give the Ravens a chance to match the Jets' five-year, $40 million contract offer.
In an effort to break the story, many national sources said the deal was officially agreed to. But it was never signed and it now appears Scott is having second thoughts and wants to give Baltimore another shot. We don't see why Baltimore wouldn't match now, but it's no lock. We'll find out shortly.
Source: Newsday