He also canceled a visit with the Oakland Raiders.
Gang Green's approach made flawless sense given that an open-ended offer might allow the three-time All-Pro to potentially leverage it to get more loot from another team.
The Jets held firm on their offer and timeline for free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before removing themselves from consideration. The team reversed course after Johnson and general manager Mike Maccagnan discussed the matter. However, that's largely a result of parting ways with Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson over the past two offseasons, and given that locker-room issues played a major role in their departures, it struck some observers as odd that the Jets would want to add Suh, who has been viewed as a divisive presence.
Suh was released by the Miami Dolphins on March 15, midway through a six-year, $114 million contract he signed with the team.
"Our thinking just changed a bit".
It now appears that Suh will have to go someplace else.
Maccagnan said the offer to Suh was a one-year deal, and there was a deadline attached to it.
Johnson attempted, per Cimini, to make it clear that he didn't tell anyone to bail on the Suh contract, but that it was a mutual decision. "And he's one of the best football players out there". The Jets also have the most money to spend under the salary cap.
"We came away impressed with just the human being", McVay said, via the Los Angeles Times.