Originally Posted by patman
He gains the good faith of his team mates, coaches and fans by not causing a distraction to linger. He was not going to hold out, the penalty for doing so was much to high. The jets are not going to re-work his contract this year no matter what he would do. His only leverage is causing a distraction, and I think he will try to.
I don't agree. His best leverage is to play this season. Once this season ends, all the leverage swings his way.
He will have one left on his contract and the Jets are not allowed to tag him. That means he becomes an unfettered FA at 28.
My prediction is the Jets give him a new deal prior to next season.(2013)