More evidence mounting that Jay Feely felt basically low-balled by the Jets contract offer. According to the Daily News, here’s what his agent had to say on the matter.
Feely still wants to return to the Jets, according to his agent, Glenn Schwartzman. But Schwartzman also said it “made no sense to accept what they offered … We were left with no choice but to test the (free-agent) waters.”
It’s unclear if the Jets remain interested in Feely, but it’s hard to imagine them not keeping an open mind. Folk was a train wreck last season, missing a field goal in each of his last six games before being cut two weeks before the playoffs. It was a mysterious meltdown, as Folk was a Pro Bowl kicker in 2007. Both the Jets and Giants worked him out last week.
It’s as I imagined. The Jets probably wanted to make Feely what amounted to an extension, not much of a raise on his current deal, and Schwartzman and Feely have declined that offer. Feely took his initial contracts from the Jets (in 2008 and again last March) out of not exactly desperation, but let’s call it a chance for him to re-prove himself. Remember that he lost his last two jobs to a “keep yer mouth shut” rookie UDFA in Miami and in Kansas City via a one-day kicking tryout. Now having proven himself, he’s looking for more from the Jets. I don’t blame the guy, and I don’t really blame the Jets either. With that said, I’d still like to see someone a little less “damaged goods” than Nick Folk.
Thanks again to the Raiders, their typically stupid money spending (Tommy Kelly anyone?) on Janikowski which is clearly being viewed as ‘comparables’ by Feely and Schwartzman.