According to SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano, Johnson justified the decision by saying signing Suh "wasn't in keeping with our long-term plan". Thanks to head coach Sean McVay, their offense did a complete 180-degree turn in just one season as they led the league in scoring past year.
Jets owner Christopher Johnson said Sunday after he and general manager Mike Maccagnan talked they chose to rescind the offer made to Suh, according to the New York Daily News. The team reversed course after Johnson and general manager Mike Maccagnan discussed the matter. But since there are other teams like the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans with a legitimate chance to sign Suh as well, all Los Angeles can do at the moment is continue to play the waiting game.
"Our thinking just changed a bit", Johnson told reporters today at the owners' meeting. "That's where I have to leave it". Bowles, who has spoken glowingly of Suh in the past, reached out to him with a recruiting pitch, explaining that they could use him in their defense.
"It became apparent to the two of us that this just didn't work", Johnson said. They've been emphasizing youth during free agency, and Suh's age likely was a turnoff.
Walking away from Suh also leaves the Jets decidedly thin at defensive line, which, at least at first glance, features talented youngster Leonard Williams and not much else.
Acting owner Christopher Johnson said Sunday the team has rescinded its offer to the free agent defensive tackle. The Jets traded up in the draft, from six to three, presumably to take a quarterback. "I'm really excited about it". The contract that we put on the table was a one-year contract....