Jets safety Kerry Rhodes went on Twitter last week to say he’s sure that if he’s not wanted in New York, he’ll be appreciated elsewhere.
On Sunday, after intercepting a pass in the Jets’ win over the Buccaneers, Rhodes reiterated that he thinks other teams will want him next year if the Jets don’t.
“I have gotten a lot of great feedback as far as people wanting me here and some people don’t,” Rhodes said. “So, just those guys that don’t believe that I can do anything, I am sure another team wouldn’t mind having me on the team to show them, that’s all.”
Rhodes was on the field for the Jets’ first defensive play, so in that sense he was back in the starting lineup Sunday. But the Jets used a personnel grouping with three safeties on their first play. When they were in their base defense, Rhodes wasn’t on the field.
Although he now has three interceptions in three games since first being pulled from the starting lineup, Rhodes has generally been unproductive this season. Given that lack of productivity and his contract, the Jets likely won’t want him back next year, and he’ll find out how much other teams want him. But for now, Rhodes says he’s just thinking about the rest of this season.
“Right now I am trying to win and help this team win,” Rhodes said, “and that is what I am doing right now.”