Mike Tannenbaum on Bart Scott: All options are on the table

AP

Monday’s report that the Jets have granted linebacker Bart Scott permission to seek out a trade has elicited a response from general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

During an appearance on ESPN 1050 Radio in New York, Tannenbaum was asked if the Jets had granted such permission. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who had the initial report, sends along his answer.

“All options are on the table,” Tannenbaum said. “We’re going to keep having discussions with him. We’ll see where things go.”

Realistically, the only options the Jets have are to keep Scott or release him. He is guaranteed $4.2 million for the 2012 season, more than his declining skills would get him on the open market. That makes it hard to believe any team would give up a draft pick, even a conditional one, for Scott’s services.

If the Jets do keep Scott, they will have to deal with a player whose agent expressed his client’s frustration with his lack of playing time as the 2011 season progressed. Scott’s role doesn’t figure to increase, he is a liability in pass coverage, so Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan will have to weigh his value to the team against opening up a roster spot (if not the cap room) for a player who might be able to do more on the field.

Tannenbaum downplayed talk of Scott’s frustration during the same interview while also praising Scott’s leadership as value that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. It didn’t show up much on the scoreboard, either, which is why the Jets are finding themselves in this pickle.

18 responses to “Mike Tannenbaum on Bart Scott: All options are on the table

  1. Bart Scott + 5th round pick for a 7th.

    This way you get out of Bart’s contract, but obviously you have to give something up to get out of it.

    This should work.

  2. Tannenbaum may be the worst GM in the NFL which is great news to anyone but a jets fan. He has mishandled players contracts creating situations like Bart Scott and Santonio Holmes not to mention overpaying other FA’s (Cromartie) leaving the jets hamstrung and over the cap. His drafts have been questionable at best and since Mangini left(Revis) have not drafted one single impact player.

    Hopefully the jets will extend Tanny’s contract for another decade and the anniversary celebrations can continue for many more years as we approach the 44th !

  3. Looks like they might as well keep him. If they cut him they still loose 4.2 million. I love hearing the jets are getting screwed! Makes my day, fins#1 AFC east champs 2012 no matter who our qb is. Worst case scenario were stuck with 6-3 Matt Moore?? Not too bad!

  4. Leadership. Value not showing up on Stat Sheet. Sounds like the classic over the hill, big name player. Hines Ward comes to mind.

  5. ampats says:
    Feb 28, 2012 6:09 PM
    Tannenbaum may be the worst GM in the NFL which is great news to anyone but a jets fan. He has mishandled players contracts creating situations like Bart Scott and Santonio Holmes not to mention overpaying other FA’s (Cromartie) leaving the jets hamstrung and over the cap. His drafts have been questionable at best and since Mangini left(Revis) have not drafted one single impact player.

    Hopefully the jets will extend Tanny’s contract for another decade and the anniversary celebrations can continue for many more years as we approach the 44th !
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    Giants fan here, but I will give kid brother credit. Tannenbaum put together a roster that went to two AFC championship games in 2 years. Sure, he has unconventional methods and knows how to manipulate the cap, but you have to respect the body of work. The last time I checked there are plenty of moves to be made. The problem is cohesion and lack of leadership. The inmates run the asylum and it is up to Rex to reign them in. This will be a make or break year given how rocky the Jets run things. I’ll settle in for the ride.

  6. Lol at you people thinking that Tannenbaum is the worst gm. That’s a joke right? Have you seen any of the stuff that Ireland is doing in miami? Has Tannenbaum ever asked a draftee if his mom was a hooked? Thought not. Cased closed.

  7. mjagosports511 says:
    Feb 29, 2012 12:22 AM
    Tannenbaum the worst GM in the NFL? really? Revis, Mangold, D’Brick….getting Holmes who was a SuperBowl MVP for only a 5th round pick? yes…the worst ever

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    The Holmes trade is NOT the move I would use to brag on Tannenbaum. Not only did Pitt win that one by getting anything at all for him because Holmes is one step from suspension but also the contract the NJY gave a guy who was one step away from suspension has to be one of the worst contracts EVER. The guy has shown himself to be a HORRIBLE teammate and they are hogtied by their contract so that they can’t get rid of him without a huge cap hit. I’d still cut him either way, but I bet they won’t.

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