After getting released by the Saints, Jeremy Shockey took a pay cut from his expected 2011 salary and joined the worst team in the NFL. He’s still looking at the bright side.
“It is something that I had a chance to meet with a bunch of teams and meet with a bunch of owners and things like that but to me, I had this thing, sort of a gut feeling and it is exciting, it is a young ball club compared to some of the other ball clubs I have been in and it is a very intriguing situation for me,” Shockey said on WFNZ in Charlotte via SportsRadioInterviews.com.
The reality is that Shockey didn’t have a lot of options. The Panthers were the only team known to have made an offer. Miami’s interest in Shockey was described as “lackluster.”
Shockey has entered the same phase of his career that Terrell Owens is in. He’ll need to have a bounceback season in Carolina to avoid accepting another relatively modest one-year deal in 2011.