Bart Scott on his way out? Another Ravens LB may be on his way in. Sources tell me #Jets making play for Jarret Johnson http://t.co/gYwVEfAk
3/1/12 11:21 AM
The Daily News has learned that the Jets are interested in landing free agent outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, who played six seasons under Ryan in Baltimore. Johnson, who has spent the better part of his nine-year career in the shadows of stars like Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata, appears to be an ideal fit for the Jets’ scheme.
The Ravens have expressed their desire to re-sign Johnson. New Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who was hired off the Ravens’ staff, may also be interested in adding Johnson to his defense.
“I’ll tell you a guy that’s underrated is Jarret Johnson,” Ryan said in September. “I mean he’s had that label forever. We used to laugh about it. He’s always a ‘hard-working, blue-collar guy.’ Well, that’s what he is. He’s tougher than heck, and he’s a lot more talented than people give him credit for.”
I don’t know enough about Jarrett to say this would be a great move, but this I know. He was used in situations and not a starter with the Ravens. He’s 30 years old and I would assume that he has his legs under him and has a lot of football left.
Also, if Rex is saying that this guy is underrated and he loves this player, I can be on board with this. I do believe that no matter what is said in the press, Bart Scott’s days with the Jets are over and we need to get faster. If Jarrett can cover in open space as well as stop the run, I say this can be a good move.