Jeremy Shockey wants long-term deal to stay with “special team”


After half a season in Carolina, Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey knows he’s in the place he wants to be for the long haul.

Shockey, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Panthers this year, told the Charlotte Observer that he thinks the team is building something great and he’s hoping he’ll be a part of it for years to come.

“You see people grow and you know it’s going to be a special team. You want to be a part of that,” Shockey said. “You were here when new coaches came and developed. You don’t want to be somewhere else because you put so much hard work in and you’ve seen people grow. And the only thing it’s going to do is get better and better.”

Shockey has started all eight games for the Panthers this season and is third on the team with 23 catches for 292 yards. The Panthers’ 1-2 punch of Greg Olsen and Shockey at tight end, complementing the deep threat from Steve Smith, has been a huge part of the development of Cam Newton.

Although the 31-year-old Shockey said there haven’t been any contract talks yet, if it’s up to him he’s not going anywhere.

31 responses to “Jeremy Shockey wants long-term deal to stay with “special team”

  1. isnt greg olsen a WR? he blocks less than steve smith does.

    as a packers fan (the green bay team, heard of em?) i think greg olsen was the primary reason the bears were having problems protecting cutler. just ask terra cotta matthews!

  2. Translation: I want a deal so I can collect the guaranteed money after I get injured or become a locker room cancer.

  3. Jimmy Graham stats thru 9 games (Shockeys replacement in NOLA)

    Regular Season

    55 catches

    791 yards

    5 TD

    Next year teams will have film on Newton, sophmore slump.

    Smith will be a year older

    Shockey will be a year older (32) and has taken a beating thruout carrer

  4. Buddy…..I hate to break it to you….There are a ton of tight ends who can catch the ball…a ton….your not elite….and your injury prone…….and you have locker room issues……soooo what is your leverage again

  5. At 31 years old. And with a tight end like Greg Olsen on the Panthers

    I have a better chance of discovering Atlantis than Shockey does getting a long term deal.

  6. Shockey must have had a few concussions because he is so delusional. No team (except for the Raidahs) would sign a 32 year old tight end to a long term deal.

  7. “Next year teams will have film on Newton, sophmore slump.

    Smith will be a year older

    Shockey will be a year older (32) and has taken a beating thruout carrer”

    Didn’t everyone say Newton would have a freshman disaster, be the biggest bust ever, and that Steve Smith was already old and washed up?

  8. “Next year teams will have film on Newton”

    i believe they have 8 weeks of film to use from this year.

  9. David Gettis coming back from his ACL injury will be a nice boost to the Panthers passing game next year. He was the suppose to be the other deep threat besides Smith and had a nice rookie year.

  10. I hate to break it to the Carolina fans, but this is exactly how Shockey operated in New Orleans. He was a total turd in New York and then came to New Orleans and kept his nose clean for a while. We all thought he was a great guy, too. Then, year two, he starts to show his true colors. He shows up to appearances and is so rude to people that the place he appeared at had to give refunds to most people there. He hurts his foot and is out for weeks from getting mad and kicking a vending machine. He tries to become a locker room cancer, but Drew Brees doesn’t put up with that garbage. Give him a year…you haven’t seen the real Jeremy Shockey yet.

  11. The Panthers have a good chance to be a decent team in the future. If they can stay away from injuries and get a decent running game they can do some great things

  12. Shockey hasn’t shown that he can stay healthy in any capacity. Injury prone in NY, New Orleans, Carolina chose to trade for Olsen as a just in case procedure. Now, Carolina uses both of them in conjuntion with 12 personel (thanks Pat Kirwan), but Olsen is truly there IMO in case Shockey can’t make it the full 16.

    I understand wanting security, but he should shut up.

  13. That team is not special. The Offense may be on to something but there are holes on the defense.

  14. I say we sign him for 2 or 3 years. Shockey, Smith, and Newton bring an attitude to the offense. This is a special team and just wait till we get Beason, Gettis, Otah, Edwards, and maybe even Davis(or another WLB). Watch all the film you can on Newton!!!! He is a monster. Andy Dalton is not gonna be half the QB he is. Cinci has only played 2 winning teams. We have played a tough schedule and been close to winning every game and Newton is on pace to be the best rookie QB ever. The defense will be much improved next year and we will be on top of the south.

  15. Shockey has had a pretty nice career when you look at the numbers and hardware. Drinking and personality problems aside.

  16. So, he says he wants a long term contract (never saying “elite” money), to essentially finish his career with a talented team, who he sees potential in, where’s all the hate coming from? Even when someone says the right things, people are there to beat them down. He KNOWS he isn’t the top guy in his position on the team, so he’s not going to be paid as if he were.

  17. Offer him a 1 year extension and if he doesn’t like it threaten to trade him to purgatory, more commonly known as MN. They’re likely to be playing at a little league diamond in Fargo next year.

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