Adam Schefter and our own Chris Kolb from NFL News and Rumors are reporting that Bart Scott has agreed to a contract with the New York Jets. This will reunite Scott with his former defensive coordinator Rex Ryan.
According to Adam Schefter (NFL.com), the Jets are expected to reach an agreement with LB Bart Scott on a deal that would pay him $8 million a season.
Scott has stated all along that if he was going to leave Baltimore, he would prefer to head north to play for the Jets, as he would be reunited with former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, who is now the head coach in New York.
Scott getting paid $8 million a season is a great deal for him, and at the begining of free agency you have to overpay to get talent. The Chiefs will still make moves, but obviously we are going to take the same approach Carl Peterson had and wait until the outrageous contracts settle down. I don’t mind this approach as long as the Chiefs still bring in young talented players instead of the Bells and McLeons of the world.
(hat tip: Vrod74-MikeSD in the comments)