Bart Scott is becoming frustrated with the Jets

Bart Scott apparently can't wait to get out of New York

2/28/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Bart Scott is seeking a trade from the Jets, after his agent told ESPN that the team isn't using him properly and that they're destroying him.

Scott's agent, Harold Lewis, hasn't yet requested permission to shop his client to other teams in a trade, but that seems like a formality at this point.

Scott is unhappy with the Jets, and they're most likely equally displeased with his declining production and the fact that they'll have to pay him a guaranteed $4.2M this year.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York says that a trade might be unlikely, since most teams would be unwilling to take on Scott for that kind of money. The best case scenario for Scott would be if the Jets cut him, and he could get a double paycheck of sorts, with the $4.2M from the Jets in addition to his new contract elsewhere.

At age 32, Scott is getting to the point that his bark is worse than his bite. He wasn't much of a factor last year for the Jets, and it's only going to get worse as he continues to decline.

Scott will meet with coach Rex Ryan, who also was his defensive coordinator with the Ravens, and they'll try to work something out. It looks like this might be a no-win situation for the Jets, who might have to pay him whether he's in a Jets uniform or not.
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2/28/12   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

Can't wait