Update: NFL Network’s Adam Schefter is now reporting that the Jets reached an agreement with Jim Leonhard on a three-year deal.
Original: The Jets thought they had Bart Scott wrapped up last Friday before the Ravens swept in and matched the Jets’ initial five-year, $40 million offer. Negotiations between Scott and the two teams intensified throughout the afternoon, but the free-agent linebacker ultimately decided that New York was the place to be.
Could the Jets now be traveling down the same road with free-agent safety Jim Leonhard?
After reports earlier today stated that Leonhard had verbally agreed to sign with the Jets, foxsports.com is now reporting that the Broncos have made a late push to sign the former Raven. Leonhard is now “reconsidering” his agreement.
Leonhard could still end up with the Jets after all is said and done, but it shows you how much verbal agreements mean.