Rams News: Jets Have Rescinded Lucrative Offer For Ndamukong Suh

The Los Angeles Rams were pegged among the frontrunner to acquire the services of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Aside from the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets also quickly emerged as a favorite to land the former All-Pro.

The Jets appeared to have moved ahead of the Rams thanks to their ability to offer more money than any other team. However, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, CEO Christopher Johnson says the team has since rescinded the offer:

“On reflection in concert with Mike (Maccagnan), we’ve rescinded the offer to Suh,” Johnson said. “It just didn’t seem to be in keeping with our longer term.”

Johnson was non-committal as to the reasoning behind his and general manager Mike Mcaggnan’s decision.

“I had a lot of discussion with Mike about this and I think that our thinking just changed a bit,” Johnson said. “That’s where I have to leave it.”

New York’s sudden lack of interest is surprising, to say the least. Although the Jets are currently in the midst of a serious rebuild, they seem to have committed to adding a quality piece to their formidable defense. However, it seems that Suh may not have fit into their long-term plans after all.

Fortunately, this is just what the Rams needed to gain the upper hand once again. Although teams like Los Angeles and Tennessee are unable to match New York’s prodigious offer, they make up for it by being in a position to compete for a championship in the 2018 NFL season.

However, the Rams are still a much more attractive destination given their offseason acquisitions and proximity to Suh’s home state of Oregon. With New York out of the way, all the leverage has seemingly swung back into their favor. Although the five-time Pro Bowler remains non-committal, it is only a matter of time before he must decide on which team ultimately has more to offer at this point in his career.