Leon Washington’s final play as a New York Jet continues to impact the franchise.
The gruesome injury, which led to Washington’s ultimate departure from the team this offseason, haunts many of the running back’s former teammates, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com
“When something like that happens, it’s fresh in the mind, especially
since Leon and I came in together [in 2006],” center Nick Mangold said.
The “Leon Factor” is just one reason why Mangold and Darrelle Revis have aggressively gone after
long-term extensions this offseason Washington’s old friends know better than most that a
career and a lifetime of earning potential can change in one instant.
When something like that happens, we can’t be too surprised when players start looking out for number one.