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Jets offer one-year deal to Aaron Maybin

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In 2008, the Jets used a first-round pick on linebacker Vernon Gholston, who became a colossal bust.  He’s now a member of the Bears.

The following year, the Bills used a first-round pick on linebacker Aaron Maybin.  They cut the cord after only two seasons.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have offered Maybin, who cleared waivers earlier today, a one-year deal.  Per Mehta, five or six other teams have made a similar offer.

Maybin, like Gholston, has no career sacks.

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89 Responses to “Jets offer one-year deal to Aaron Maybin”
  1. gbfanforever says: Aug 16, 2011 10:34 PM

    The one guy worse than Gholston and they offer him a deal? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!

  2. weightshakes says: Aug 16, 2011 10:34 PM

    He won’t sign unless a recording contract is added to sweeten the deal.

  3. rectumnearlykilledem says: Aug 16, 2011 10:35 PM

    Is Rex going to make Maybin an All Pro like he claimed he would do with Gholston after comparing him to Terrell Suggs?

  4. trbowman says: Aug 16, 2011 10:36 PM

    They dump Gholston only to pick up this schlub?

  5. iminyrhead says: Aug 16, 2011 10:37 PM

    WOW! REX …. If you didnt like the cheeseburger, what makes you think you’ll like the burger with cheese!

  6. firstroyal says: Aug 16, 2011 10:38 PM

    Strange, I thought he lost a ton of weight and was now down to 220? pretty light for his position.

  7. deanvernonwormer says: Aug 16, 2011 10:40 PM

    These Jets are fools. They trade a 1 million Braylon Edwards for a 3 million Plaxico Burress who won’t even make it onto the field, they have no backup offensive lineman, no pass rusher, no backup quarterback and they now want this guy?? Rex wants to talk about winning the Super Bowl. Not really do it.

  8. ninjapleazee says: Aug 16, 2011 10:40 PM

    Maybin must have bigger feet than Gholston

  9. rcali says: Aug 16, 2011 10:40 PM

    Can he play offensive line?

  10. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Aug 16, 2011 10:41 PM

    Did you guys read the part where it says five or six other teams have made a similar offer?

  11. My Last Victim Escaped says: Aug 16, 2011 10:41 PM

    Must be nice…

  12. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 16, 2011 10:43 PM


  13. talkintrashallday says: Aug 16, 2011 10:44 PM

    Didn’t you JUST get rid of a Draft Bust? Now you wanna sign ANOTHER ONE??!!! Mike Tannenbaum must be HIGH!!

  14. green41563 says: Aug 16, 2011 10:48 PM

    The story admits that “five or six” teams have put in offers, but of course MF leads with “Jets Offer Maybin X.”

    Anything to publish another Jets story. Anything.

  15. mempusa says: Aug 16, 2011 10:48 PM

    228lb DE…where? High School? Kids a joke

  16. ltshouldstillbeinsd says: Aug 16, 2011 10:48 PM

    Jets are a joke and won’t win anything with Rex… Good job Rex, keep adding guys that have no place, and will mess with your chemistry, or lack there of…

  17. kurrmudgeon says: Aug 16, 2011 10:51 PM

    Trying to buy a superbowl.. waaaaah

  18. hobartbaker says: Aug 16, 2011 10:53 PM


  19. We'reFineThere says: Aug 16, 2011 10:53 PM

    Believe it or Maybin actually has a lot of work ethic but I think he is terrified of fat. He should have played soccer although I think 220 is huge for that sport.

  20. mataug says: Aug 16, 2011 10:54 PM

    backup for Jim Leonhard(the safety)

  21. hobartbaker says: Aug 16, 2011 10:54 PM

    By the time they got “AJM” shaved into the side of his head, there was no room for “FLOP”.

  22. gtfan says: Aug 16, 2011 10:55 PM

    Firstroyal, don’t worry, Ryan will teach him to keep the weight on.

  23. doctorfootball says: Aug 16, 2011 10:57 PM

    The Jets offer a 1 year deal. Why are the people posting on this board acting like they just offered Maybin a 5 yr 60 million deal? If it doesn’t work out, he comes off their books next season.

  24. benwobbles says: Aug 16, 2011 10:59 PM

    @ iminyrhead

    That was the funniest post I’ve ever seen!

  25. xstaticonradio says: Aug 16, 2011 11:00 PM

    Rex just wants him for weight loss tips.

  26. polishkingski says: Aug 16, 2011 11:01 PM

    hope its not to gleen info from him. they never let aaron play with the big boys. he stayed in the kiddie pool. 260lbs at the combine-228lbs at training camp….hmmmmmmmm, i wonder how that could happen?

  27. ricardoheinze says: Aug 16, 2011 11:02 PM

    Hurry up Rex, you already lost Nnamdi! Can’t miss on this one.

  28. iflounder says: Aug 16, 2011 11:02 PM

    rex would probably have better luck just lining up himself at lb.

  29. frankrizzo51 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:04 PM

    Hey, he turned the Bears down!

  30. bullcharger says: Aug 16, 2011 11:04 PM

    I don’t get it. Maybe Rex want’s some insight on the Bills defense and then he will be cut? I don’t think any decent team will need that to beat the Bills though. Doesn’t make sense.

  31. macjacmccoy says: Aug 16, 2011 11:06 PM

    He isnt a Jet he was supposedly offered a contract from the Jets along with 6 other teams. So everyone needs to hold off until we see where he ends up.

    I personally think in the right system he might be able to flourish . Kinda like a wide 9 where its all about speed and less about power off the edge, maybe with the best assistant coach in the league who has been known for turning nobodies and former 1st round busts who couldnt catch on anywhere else into pretty elite pass rushers.

  32. tunescribe says: Aug 16, 2011 11:09 PM

    Two little-known facts: Maybin has pretty feet and is one helluva short-order cook.

  33. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 16, 2011 11:13 PM

    Maybin should come with a copy of the Bills defensive playbook. The Patriots have been doing it to teams in the AFC East for years.

    Jets have had success against Bills in recent years, but you still have to win your division first.

  34. mataug says: Aug 16, 2011 11:21 PM

    also fills another position of need – first round bust

  35. jo3jo says: Aug 16, 2011 11:21 PM

    Well If he thinks Mason is going to catch 100 passes, I bet Rex thinks this guy will have 70 sacks at least.

  36. j0esixpack says: Aug 16, 2011 11:22 PM

    Looks to me like he’s trying to curry favor with the Jets, shaving Jabba the Coach’s calf tattoo into his hair.

  37. oscojoe says: Aug 16, 2011 11:30 PM

    Typical jets move.

    The pressure is on and this year the yets will be exposed as just another middle of the road team.

    Even with a weak schedule this year the yets will be a 8-8 team.

    Same Old Jets!!!

  38. mgraefer says: Aug 16, 2011 11:30 PM

    Really not that bad. You guys are forgetting that Maybin cant get much worst the Gholston, worth a shot.

  39. ace1716 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:32 PM

    Rex’s ego has gone to his head. Either that or he’s got too much toe jam I on the brain

  40. doe22us says: Aug 16, 2011 11:32 PM

    Everyone thinks they can be a savior, if the dude sucks he sucks

  41. cubano76 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:33 PM

    He played for the Bills? Hey, I played for the Weston Bears 135lbs team back in the day. Can I have a shot?

  42. bhenryman says: Aug 16, 2011 11:40 PM

    i dont mind this hes only been in the league for 2 years,and u pay him near nothing. You never know with a change of a team maybe a miracle might happen..

  43. drgfri says: Aug 16, 2011 11:45 PM


    Rex has NEVER disliked a burger!

  44. jsrdc says: Aug 16, 2011 11:48 PM


    Easy on the limberger, bro. This guy will play for close to the league minimum in salary, and he could turn out to be an solid contributor in a different system. Playing for a perennial losing team like the Bills is a severe downer. Being on a winning team is contagious, and he could buy into the system and play well given his opportunities. This is a depth move, is costing them next to nothing to “kick the tires”, and the Jets know what they are doing.

  45. 90sniners says: Aug 16, 2011 11:48 PM

    Rex would be the perfect guy to help Maybin get back on his FEET after a bust of an NFL career thus far.

  46. bearfan51 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:49 PM

    I am so glad my Bears didn’t pick up another bust!

    I guess Rex is thinking if anyone can get a guy to fatten up… it’s him! One month at the Ryan household and this guy will be 265… and he will give great foot rubs!

  47. dealer009 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:53 PM

    I dunno the bills playbook has to be worth something – the Jets play them twice this year.

  48. rjkilla says: Aug 16, 2011 11:53 PM

    if he could hover around 235 240 he could be a decent weak side backer on a 4-3 team. similar to thomas davis…don’t know why the jets want him in the 3-4 where he’s proven he can’t play. another mistake by my bills

  49. hendeeze says: Aug 16, 2011 11:59 PM

    You guys are taking it out of proportion. Maybe he has perfectly manicured toes?

  50. lostsok says: Aug 17, 2011 12:00 AM


    I guess the Jets couldn’t wait to waste a first rounder, so they’d just sign someone ELSE’S bust! Couldn’t they find JaMarcus’ phone number?

  51. FinFan68 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:01 AM

    As a Dolphin fan, I hope he accepts the offer

  52. waccoforflacco says: Aug 17, 2011 12:02 AM

    I think Rex would be better off signing Manish Mehta.

  53. hanktheking says: Aug 17, 2011 12:08 AM

    If I’m Maybin I’m staying away from 3-4 defenses.

  54. mwcarolina says: Aug 17, 2011 12:09 AM

    Replace Golston with Maybin, on paper looks like it wont work, but i say, why not, maybe he surprises and if he doesnt, it’s a one year deal

  55. tlaw21 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:10 AM

    If he does go to the Jets they will prolly only use him on 3rd down pass rushing situations given how small he is and the Jets are hurting pass rush wise. Even tho Maybin doesn’t have any sacks maybe the Jets can utilize that speed and have him make a few situational plays in the backfield.

  56. kisstherings says: Aug 17, 2011 12:14 AM

    He’s got pretty toes…..

  57. drgfri says: Aug 17, 2011 12:19 AM

    Wow. This isn’t just the bottom of the barrel, it’s the mold soaked between the planks. Can’t be a good sign of depth for the Jets….

  58. medtxpack says: Aug 17, 2011 12:23 AM

    until he gets 10 sacks he will have that haircut forever…

  59. mecos47 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:38 AM

    Rex wants to look at Aaron Maybins feet.

  60. depotnator says: Aug 17, 2011 12:43 AM

    Do teams have a penalty for being too light? This guy is chiseled more like a model than a football player.

  61. bills87 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:47 AM

    The Jets are only signing him to get info on the Bills Playbook.

  62. BTC says: Aug 17, 2011 12:56 AM

    Phew, for a second there I thought I was about to go an hour without Jets news.

  63. tedmurph says: Aug 17, 2011 1:08 AM

    We don’t need Shaun Ellis, he’s washed up. Let New England have him.

  64. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 17, 2011 1:10 AM

    I wish torture on you is what I mean. A horrible death is wished upon all of you. Lake New Jersey.

  65. curveluva says: Aug 17, 2011 1:10 AM

    Man Jets will sign any turd they can find

  66. pnut87 says: Aug 17, 2011 1:13 AM

    I moved him to DE in Madden, and he turned out to be really good at it. Maybe his new team should try that. What could go wrong? Not like they’d be losing anything.

  67. gadzod says: Aug 17, 2011 1:19 AM

    That is so ridiculous……I think I should throw my name in the hat. I’m a built 5’10” individual at 190 lbs. It can’t be THAT much worse than being 6’4″ at 224, can it? It’s like having a punter or a kicker rush the QB……or at least attempt to…….and that experiment ends when a RB get in front of you, because then you’re knocked off your feet, and on your ass like he did vs Chicago.

  68. anhdazman says: Aug 17, 2011 2:05 AM

    Dumb and Dumber.

  69. herlies says: Aug 17, 2011 2:13 AM

    Gotta fulfill that Jets headline quota for the day?

  70. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 17, 2011 2:18 AM

    Cheap gamble could pay-off……. They can dump
    Him before preseason ends if he proves to be as and as the bills think he is, something tells me, jets could get him to perform!

  71. patpatriotagain says: Aug 17, 2011 2:35 AM

    too bad there’s no hard knock jets this year, we’d probably hear rex say
    “wow they’re dropping right in front of our very eyes!”

  72. sharkcatcher says: Aug 17, 2011 2:38 AM

    Hope he can turn it around. A new team can sometimes can make a difference.

  73. andyreidisfat says: Aug 17, 2011 3:40 AM

    Well nooooow the Jets will have a pass rush. And here i am thinking they have no plan.

  74. dcpatfan says: Aug 17, 2011 3:45 AM

    I knew something was up when I saw him and Rex gettin’ pedicures in a S.Orange nail salon.

  75. wiscnsnpatfan says: Aug 17, 2011 4:52 AM

    Maybin would be a good fit for the jets. He’s as good a linebacker as Sanchez is a quarterback.

  76. skoobyfl says: Aug 17, 2011 5:10 AM

    Rex brought in a rap star ringer to fight Sanchez, you know how tough those guys can be.

  77. tatum064 says: Aug 17, 2011 5:17 AM

    Garbage. I remember Penn State guys used to be dominant a%& kickers – back in Matt Millen’s day.

    oh well.

  78. jtm18113 says: Aug 17, 2011 5:17 AM

    Amazing, how you can get cut from the worst team in the division and be picked up by the supposed best in the division. Do they think they might get some kind of advantage here?

    When the Jets cut him will the Dolphins and Patriots be in the waiting room to pick his brain too?

  79. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 17, 2011 6:33 AM

    No worries Jets fans. Sexy Rexy says Maybin will get at least 30 sacks in his defense. Plus he is going to catch 50 to 75 passes, run back kicks, score 10 TDs or more, throw a few passes out of the Wildcat, lead the Macy’s parade, be in a GQ and an Esquire photoshoot, jump a tall building in a single bound, win a Pulitzer, end the debt crisis in America, assassinate Kim Il Jong, be the next man to land on the moon and cure cancer.

  80. wryly1 says: Aug 17, 2011 6:41 AM

    Dream Team!

  81. djstat says: Aug 17, 2011 7:07 AM

    matbin is a bum amd was a bum @ Penn State and a bum in high school. look at his college numbera and asl how many big games he had against top big ten competition. Rex lived in his school district when Maybin was in high school..
    this is a courtesy contract. the jets clearly lile charity

  82. jnbnet says: Aug 17, 2011 7:15 AM

    rex trying to be like Belichick

  83. epuz21 says: Aug 17, 2011 7:19 AM

    After 2 years in the NFL he’s still quarterback cravin’… LOL! Rex and the Jets you can have him.

  84. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 17, 2011 7:22 AM

    You idiots do realize that this is an extremely low risk situation right? The guy is what, 23? He is going to sign a 1 year, veteran minimum deal probably based mostly on incentives. Maybe they change him to a SS or something and turn his career around all for a measly incentive based contract. I swear if the people who commented on this site had control of a football team they would fail in a year.

  85. EJ says: Aug 17, 2011 7:24 AM

    By 3 years old if a thoroughbred horse can’t seem to catch on racing, the owner usually sells the horse right away. Sometimes the horse is used as a track horse, but most of the time they are kept as stall mates, to calm the real racing horse down.

    Maybe Ryan is going to give Maybin another shot to race and if he doesn’t succeed, he’ll keep him in the Jets stall to bolster the other players self-esteem.

  86. exboomer says: Aug 17, 2011 8:12 AM

    If the Jets do sign him they will dump him as soon as they get as much info on us as they can.

  87. marinofreakout says: Aug 17, 2011 8:38 AM

    laughs. them jets gotta make that headline quota one way or the other.

  88. RexCanCoach says: Aug 17, 2011 9:12 AM

    As bad as Maybin is / was, he would be improvement over the last player on the Jets roster.

    The contract would not be guaranteed.

    No risk whatsoever, and there is always a 20% chance that a change in venue / coaches / scheme can wake a player up.

    Good work Mike and Rex.

  89. 46defense says: Aug 17, 2011 8:36 PM

    Sometimes all a guy needs is a change of scenery. The Jets are risking very little here, anyone who is jumping on the Jets should really channel all the insults to the team that gave him all that money. The Bills.

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