Not being able to come to terms with the linebacker at the last minute, Bart Scott didn’t last long on the open market. Reports say that Scott, formerly of the Ravens, has come to terms with his former defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and the New York Jets. It’s a great move for the Jets, who spent the last week clearing up cap space for a run at a high impact player like Scott.
National Football Post reports that it’s a multi-year deal that is worth around $8 mil per season. The 28-year-old was the best linebacker on the market, and considering it was the biggest position of need for the Jets, they basically got the job done. Last year, Scott had 82 tackles and 1.5 sacks playing inside linebacker in Ryan’s defensive scheme. He’ll line up with David Harris as the two Jets linebackers.
Scott went undrafted when he joined the Ravens back in 2002, and in seven seasons has 16 career sacks with 436 total tackles and three interceptions.