Derrick Mason is headed to the Jets

AP

Derrick Mason is headed to the New York Jets, a decision that will disappoint two other AFC squads.

“Jet fuel is full time to fly!!!!!” Mason wrote on Twitter, announcing the move.

The 37-year-old veteran had other options.  Tennessee gave him a chance to play for his hometown team in Nashville. The Ravens offered familiarity.

Instead, Mason will head to New York, where he’ll presumably play the slot between Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress.  Mason is old in the tooth, but we though it was crucial to close this deal considering the Jets really have no clue how Burress will fare.

It would be fitting if the Ravens replaced Mason with deposed Jet Jerricho Cotchery.

78 responses to “Derrick Mason is headed to the Jets

  1. it’s ok in Ozzie we trust. we’ll be alright at WR. we got Quan and two young guys who look pretty good.

  2. At first I didnt really understand this, most teams want to get younger and faster at wr. But the more I considered it, the more sense it makes. The Jets have a move the chains offense and another vetran who can make a big 3rd and 6 catch is really what this team needs. Great signing.

  3. What’s gonna happen with this Jets “dream team” after Sanchez craps his pants again in the play-offs?

  4. two losers that were meant for each other. Enjoy never getting a ring lol!! Stairway to 7…

  5. borisbulldog says: Aug 6, 2011 4:16 PM

    What’s gonna happen with this Jets “dream team” after Sanchez craps his pants again in the play-offs?
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    You mean by winning four road playoff games in his first two years in the league?

    Every team would like to have its quartberback “crap his pants” like that.

  6. Mixed feelings as a Ravens fan.

    Unlike Heap, who came to us after the Cards offered him what they did and gave us a chance to match, Mason turned down more money from us so he could work in a new system with a worse QB. Bitter much? Also, the Cardinals are no Jets — they’re classy and low-key.

    Thanks for all your work Derrick but there is no way you will be in the Ravens Ring of Honor now, and probably rightfully so.

  7. This team really can”t talk super bowl>>>they are getting older by the day. Sanchez better be ready to carry this team. I’m not sure he can do it!! but we will see..should be interesting either way.

  8. BTC says: Aug 6, 2011 4:19 PM

    Thanks for all your work Derrick but there is no way you will be in the Ravens Ring of Honor now, and probably rightfully so.

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    Yeah, I bet that’s killing him right now.

  9. This is a good pick up for the Jets, it will come down to how much he has left in his tank. IMO he will do good this year, not great considering the Jets are a ground and pound team. Interesting how they signed a bunch of big name receivers when they hardly throw the ball? Did Mark’s game improve that much?

  10. Now sign Brunnell and the Jets can brag about the century of experience they have on offense along with LadyT, Plax and Mason.

    Tell Tanny the AARP is on the phone with another prospect for the jets.

  11. green41563 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:19 PM

    You mean by winning four road playoff games in his first two years in the league?

    Every team would like to have its quartberback “crap his pants” like that.
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    Sanchez is Trent Dilfer 2.0. No other team in the league is impressed by him or scared of him.

  12. After losing Cotchery, they had to get him. He’s getting older, but should be effective as a slot receiver and he has shown that he’s a good red zone WR even if he’s going to struggle against man coverage.

    Then again, as long as Plax is healthy, Mason is the 3rd wideout and Keller is a threat as well. Only the Eagles and the Packers have the corner depth to play man against him.

  13. flagstaffphotos says:
    Aug 6, 2011 4:15 PM
    Now, watch as he doubles the production of that fool #85 in New England.
    ———————————————————————————– I like Mason too, but Welker and Ocho will have more receptions than anyone one the Jets. Brady will probably have 50 more completions and 10 more TD passed than Sanchez.

  14. Can anyone explain to me the unwarranted attention being paid to a 37 y/o receiver whose numbers have been declining for 4 consecutive seasons?

  15. I think I speak for all Ravens fans when I say good luck Mason, you’re still one of my favorite players

  16. BTC says: Aug 6, 2011 4:27 PM

    Sanchez is Trent Dilfer 2.0. No other team in the league is impressed by him or scared of him.

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    Right, except the teams he beats at home in the playoffs.

  17. A bittersweet ending for DM in B-more, but I’ve got to admit, going “much” younger w/Torrey, Tandon, & La’ Quan is bound to be very productive and just what Joe needs…the pieces are in place now put the thumpin’ on the AFC!

  18. I don’t think this is that big of a deal as far as the Ravens. D Mace is a solid possession receiver, but we don’t need that with Q being a superior possession receiver. There are others available if need be. But I’m not buying all the “in Oz we trust” talk in Bmore. He has totally bungled this off-season. Not landing a WR like Holmes, or even Floyd, who can legitimately stretch the field…while letting your two main outlets (Heap & Mason) go…what are you thinking? Our receiving corps consists of Q and a bunch of 1st & 2nd year no names (including at TE). So we gonna run the ball more? Great. Who the hell is our back-up to Rice, who ain’t exactly a tank who can carry the ball 350 times. We don’t have one! Oh yeah…Jalen Parmalee is it?

    Ozzie tried to play the system again, and he got burned. Believe me, I hope all these rooks & 2nd year players make him the genius & me the turd…but I’m not expecting a whole lot from the Ravens this year…hate to have to say it…

    DMace is a nice pick-up for the Jets. I expect he’s gonna get frustrated with Sanchez…and his role…and that he still won’t have a SB ring…but he always goes all out. I’ll give him that.

  19. green41563 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:19 PM

    borisbulldog says: Aug 6, 2011 4:16 PM

    What’s gonna happen with this Jets “dream team” after Sanchez craps his pants again in the play-offs?
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    You mean by winning four road playoff games in his first two years in the league?

    Every team would like to have its quartberback “crap his pants” like that.
    ————————————————————-Danchez had nothing to do with winning the playoff games.

    The indy game was one of the worst performances by a QB in a playoff game ever. Sanchez was overthrowing every WR. After he missed two open WR’s for TDS and then threw an INT at the end of the 1sy half the Jets had to stop throwing the ball entirely. If not for Edwards to great catches of the 3 passes Sanchez threw on the winning FG drive the Jets would not have won.

    In NE playoff again Danchez was baled out by great WR play. Statistically his numbers in this game looked good but again he was wildly inaccurate. 4 great catches on overthrown crossing routes by Edwards and Holmes saved him. A great catch by Edwards before the Tomlinson TD continued the drive. A great catch on a poor pass for the 1st TD by Tomlinson. A great run by Edwards got the 2nd TD after a 4 yard slant and an amazing catch by Holmes on the third TD on actual rare well thrown ball by Sanchez.

    Sanchez is horribly inaccurate, lacks vision of the field, has happy feet in the pocket, does not understand what the defense is doing and is all around a terrible QB.

    What benefits Sanchez is he is the most protected QB in the NFL. He is not put into obvious passing situations much. Teams generally play 8-9 men int he box daring him to throw and he cannot beat them. In 3rd and 5 situations or close game sin the 4th quarter his passer rating plummets to the worst in the league because defense play him more honestly.

    Just imagine how bad Sanchez would be if he was on a normal team having to pass to win games. It is likely he would be out of the NFL by now.

    Sanchez may be a nice guy. But he is terrible QB. Next year the Jets will likely be looking to draft his replacement.

  20. BTC says: Aug 6, 2011 4:19 PM

    Thanks for all your work Derrick but there is no way you will be in the Ravens Ring of Honor now, and probably rightfully so.

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    Right, because he was CUT by the Ravens and chose to find a new job with a different organization? What a traitor!

  21. green41563 says:
    Aug 6, 2011 4:19 PM
    borisbulldog says: Aug 6, 2011 4:16 PM

    What’s gonna happen with this Jets “dream team” after Sanchez craps his pants again in the play-offs?
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    You mean by winning four road playoff games in his first two years in the league?

    Every team would like to have its quartberback “crap his pants” like that.
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    No they wouldn’t. What team would ever want a QB that has thrown 29TD 33INT in his career so far? His inabilities as a QB is masked by one of the best defenses in the NFL….

  22. “It would be fitting if the Ravens replaced Mason with deposed Jet Jerricho Cotchery”

    Cotchery asked for his release back in February. He wasn’t deposed – the Jets granted him the release he asked for. He didn’t want to play the #3 role in his contract year, nor would he renegotiate for a lessor role.

  23. Now I’m hearing the Ravens didn’t even make him an offer. Maybe he didn’t spurn us — maybe we didn’t even want him back! That actually puts a hilarious spin on it.

  24. @zinn22

    you must not watch too much Jets football. Sanchez is extremely elusive in the pocket (check out the play he made on Jericho’s great catch last year in order to get him the ball) . He makes throws when games are on the line (see our victories vs. Houston, Detroit, and Cleveland). Maybe the wideout’s make nice catches, but if he as inaccurate as your saying, there is know way they even have a chance to catch those balls. And lets not forget, he is 24 and has played a whopping total of 2 years. And in those 2 years, i have seen 2 AFC championship games and our quaterback post a 95 QB rating, 9-3 td:int ratio, and 4 road playoff victories (one of which was vs NE which is just almost just as big as winning the whole thing). Is he a great QB in this league yet? No. But he is far, far from terrible.

  25. green41563 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:37 PM

    Sanchez is Trent Dilfer 2.0. No other team in the league is impressed by him or scared of him.

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    Right, except the teams he beats at home in the playoffs.

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    Yes, you’re right, the league is quaking in its boots after seeing Sanchez throw for 20 yards or whatever it was in the whole first half in the AFCCG last year.

    Oh, and Dilfer actually won a SB. So there’s that too.

  26. @tucknrolle – you haven’t been watching Ochocinco. He can’t get open – he got his stats last year in garbage time during huge blowout losses when other teams put in their 2nd and 3rd stringers – and he was STILL not half the receiver T.O. was. I don’t think the guy has any tread left on the tires – he was completely unable to get separation against the Ravens, so I think Revis and Cromartie will eat him alive.

  27. I believe the expression you’re looking for is ‘long in the tooth’.

    Which means old.

  28. Great pickup and replacement for JCo. Now they will have Mason and Kerley the rookie in the slot should be a nice combo. Some of these comments on here are just absolutly insane. So many of you people are clueless about the jets and its so obvious by the comments and then the thumbs up they get too lol. Leave Sanchez alone, hes done more or as good than any qb i can think of recently after his first two years. Hes won a ton of playoff games and he still gets NO credit. You people expect him to be like Manning or Brady or something its comical, hes had two effin seasons people! Relax. For you guys on here that still make the foot jokes. You are losers and obviously are too dumb to think of anything else to say by now. Its not funny at all, really! Last if all you guys hate the jets and rex so much dont read the articles and dont pay attention and f off! Go worry about your own dam team.

  29. I can’t believe everyone is even wasting time on this crap. A 37 year old receiver who is washed up, a 34 year old convict who gets hurt, and a pothead who have a QB that has a hotdog hanging out of his mouth throwing them the football. If not for a running game they would be crap, which they are banking on shonne green to be the next Bo Jackson this year. Makes me sick. The All-hype team is done, I see 9-7,8-8 on horizon. Let’s be realistic with the signings.

  30. zinn22 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:48 PM

    Danchez had nothing to do with winning the playoff games.

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    Hahaha! Yeah, he had nothing to do with winning the playoff games aside from having a career playoff passert rating of 94.5 with 9 TDs and 3 INTs (in six road games)

    Good point, you dope.

  31. @flagstaffphotos

    I realize that. They pretty much had the same stats last year. Mason had more TD’s. I’m just saying Mason as a 3 receiver for a QB that throws the ball less and at a way lower completion percentage will not have the chance to match those of Ocho.

  32. This whole Rex Ryan foot fetish thing has gotten old. I’m a Dolphins fan so I am all for making fun of the jests, but stop beating a dead horse. Seriously. One more “foot” exam joke and I will punch a baby.

  33. ny82jy, jets74 et al,

    Answer: Tom Brady Super Bowl MVP in his second season as a pro.

    Sanchez is the reason Rex’s predictions will never come true.

  34. @ampats: Brady got to play after Belichick told him to ‘beef up’ in the off season – and Brady’s cell phone number was found in Victor Conte’s and Greg Anderson’s speed dial after the BALCO bust.

  35. @ampats
    Like i said everyone expects him to be brady and says hes garbage if he doesnt put up numbers like that. You really think Sanchez cant get them over the hump after what hes done after just two years? Lets not get into how he outperformed brady in 2 of the 3 games last year too. Check the stats they dont lie. Just saying.

  36. BTC says:
    Yes, you’re right, the league is quaking in its boots after seeing Sanchez throw for 20 yards or whatever it was in the whole first half in the AFCCG last year.

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    Yes, you and your team can learn alot by watching the AFCCG on TV two years in a row.

  37. @shaunymac

    I hear they are waiting for the team physician, Dr. Scholls, to clear him before the signing is final. If he fails, they need a second opinion from Dr. Korn…..,.

  38. No matter who the jets sign, they will never get to & win the big dance with Sanchez at the helm. He is sooooo overrated it’s almost embarrassing. It goes to show what a stout D and solid running game with of course great coaching can mask! As a Viking fan, I love Rex and think he is great, but Sanchez is horrible , inaccurate, and will be solid but never great!
    That said, mason is old but still solid! He should help bail Sanchez out numerous times this year

  39. The funniest part is that as soon as these people get done making foot jokes about Ryan, they go in another room to put their ex-girlfriends’ panties on while they jerk off to internet sites showing a guy blowing a golden retriever.

  40. Will get killed for this, but for 2 weeks I’ve been saying Mark Clayton, right player, right price in Bmore.

    Was absolutely tearing it up with Bradford when he got hurt last year. 8 years younger, knows the system, punt return option, lots to like.

  41. Great pick up! As a linebacker, which “coverage” do you call on 2 and 5, and your staring across and seeing Plax, Mason and Holmes, Keller on the line and LT in the backfield? BTW…don’t forget about the kid they acquired in the draft!

  42. prplpuzzetrz says:
    Aug 6, 2011 7:03 PM
    No matter who the jets sign, they will never get to & win the big dance with Sanchez at the helm. He is sooooo overrated it’s almost embarrassing. It goes to show what a stout D and solid running game with of course great coaching can mask! As a Viking fan, I love Rex and think he is great, but Sanchez is horrible , inaccurate, and will be solid but never great!
    That said, mason is old but still solid! He should help bail Sanchez out numerous times this year

    Wow! This coming from a fan of a team that looks like the Jets of old! Sanchez may be overrated during the regular season, but you can’t deny the numbers during the POST SEASON! You know, that second part of the season the Vikings refuse to attend over the past few years! I hope AP is going to be the one who leads you to the promised land because that’s all you have. Maybe a Favre signing may help…wait, add R. Moss to the picture. Wait, you already ran that and produced, uh, another stellar season?! Vikings will get used by the Lions this year!

  43. look the j-e-t-s- jets jets jets are going to suck suck suck. Official jets hater. And fat boy should shut his mouth . along with all the new york aholes you will soon be erelavent. just like you were for 40 something years. fat boy has along way to go to earn some respect. so like i said shut the hell up and prove me wrong.

  44. chowface86 says:
    Aug 6, 2011 4:53 PM
    The Broncos really lost out on this.
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    Yea. Because there’s nothing a rebuilding team needs like a 37-year-old receiver. Right.

  45. well @zinn22 has now written at least 3 essay length manifestos on Mark Sanchez. All saying essentially the same thing.Why the obsession with Sanchez? You’re obviously not a Jet fan. Why do you care?In your world even when he plays well he really doesn’t. Aside from the fact you’ve obviously never worn a jock in your life, this obsession you have with trying so stridently to convince everyone that one NFL QB is a bad player is pretty pathetic.

  46. Had the pleasure of seeing Derrick Mason play his first NFL game vs. the Raiders (with 30,000 other fans in Memphis in ’97), and catch his first NFL touchdown vs. the Bears (with 40,000 other fans in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Stadium in ’98). He quickly became an all-time fave. Reminds me of Darrell Green–age isn’t an issue when you outplay 95% of the NFL receivers half your age.

  47. Ok so lets compare the history of the NY Jokes vs Miami Dolphins…..
    Jets fans and their like wish they had the history that the Dolphins have. Try this on for size fool: 5 Super Bowl appeareances…3 back to back to back…2 Super Bowl victories back to back ohhh and throw in a perfect season. In fact they only lost 5 games in 3 years from 71-73. Before you talk about easy schedule…they beat everybody for 3 years straight. They were 37-5 in 3 years. They beat great Steelers teams, Raiders and Chiefs. Unmatched by any team in NFL history. 22 playoff appearances, 13 division titles and the 2nd winningest team since the NFL creation of 1970 with 399-271 with a winning % of .595.
    The Joke Jest have won NO Super Bowls since the NFL was created. Have won the division 2 times have not appeared in ANY Super Bowls and have finished above .500 only 13 times since 1970 merger. That’s 28 losing seasons out of 41.They have one of the worst winning % ever with a record of 292-360 for a measly .448 winning %. You were the doormat for the NFL in the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and 2000′s.
    We know the Dolphins are in a rough patch right now. We also never said the Dolphins were the best and were going to win it all as the sad and sorry Jest fans do. You and your loser coach need to learn some humility.
    So yes my SAD Jest fan go hide back under that rock. When you get a REAL NFL team then tell us how wonderful you are.
    As to the state of Todays NY Jerks…oops I mean J.E.T.S……you have a loud mouth loser pervert coach, a noodle armed child molesting QB and a convicted idiot at WR who shot HIMSELF!! 3 Peat baby….your fool for a coach has guaranteed another Super Bowl victory. Your team is a total joke.

    Just
    End
    The
    Season

  48. erelavent??I’m not the greatest speller in the world but I don’t think mensa is going to be knocking down the door of @corndogluv with free membership.

  49. corndogluv says: Aug 6, 2011 7:55 PM

    look the j-e-t-s- jets jets jets are going to suck suck suck. Official jets hater. And fat boy should shut his mouth . along with all the new york aholes you will soon be erelavent. just like you were for 40 something years. fat boy has along way to go to earn some respect. so like i said shut the hell up and prove me wrong.

    First, we would have to prove you made it out of 4th grade.

  50. corndogluv says: Aug 6, 2011 7:55 PM

    look the j-e-t-s- jets jets jets are going to suck suck suck. Official jets hater. And fat boy should shut his mouth . along with all the new york aholes you will soon be erelavent.

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    Erelevant? I’m guessing you thought school was “erelevant” too, huh?

  51. @72 perfection

    Dude, no one cares about the Dolphins. Not even people in Miami. That’s why Dolphins management started selling Jets stuff in the team store. It’s the only way to keep the lights on.

  52. Plax and Mason are well past their prime, and Dirty just isn’t a starting caliber QB. Another year, another embarrassed Jets head coach who can’t live up to his braggadocio.

  53. 72Perfection says: Aug 6, 2011 8:17 PM
    We know the Dolphins are in a rough patch right now. ——————————————————
    Brandon, it’s more like a swamp.

  54. Going to be an interesting season…..can you feel the passion, love em or hate em, Rex did his job and made the Jets relevant.

  55. If the Jets are trying to get older and slower at Wide Out they are doing an excellent job. Love my former Spartans Plax and Mason but loved them more 8 years ago.

  56. vikingsinla says: Aug 6, 2011 8:40 PM
    Another year, another embarrassed Jets head coach who can’t live up to his braggadocio.
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    After all, we could’ve learned so much from Tice, Childress, and Frazier.

  57. Why so angry 72perfection? We Jets fans think Phins fans are great.Whenever we play down there you guys are nice enough to let us take over the stadium.

  58. BTC says:
    Aug 6, 2011 4:19 PM
    Mixed feelings as a Ravens fan.

    Unlike Heap, who came to us after the Cards offered him what they did and gave us a chance to match, Mason turned down more money from us so he could work in a new system with a worse QB. Bitter much?
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    I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if it came out that his wife wanted to live in NY now. That was the reason he picked Balt. over NE back in 06, his wife wanted to live in Balt. Of course that could be code for “the Pats weren’t willing to pay me what Balt was” but it’s still funny.

    I am not sure if it’s the cap that’s the reason behind the Jets getting older @ WR or what but it will be interesting to see what Cotchery and Edwards do on their new teams vs. what Mason and Burress do for the NYJ. Not sure I would want my young QB having to adjust to two new WRs, (one of which hasn’t caught a pass in live action in almost 3 years) in a shortened offseason.

    One thing I AM glad of is that the Pats don’t have the all-shrimpboat corps of CBs they did the last time they played Plax. They’ve upgraded a TON over that crew.

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