Jets Traded off Their Well-Known Star to Seahawks
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. Off the breezy coast of Long Island, Leon Washington and Chris baker are spending time off; for kicks, laughs and some fishing. Both NFL teammates are spending the 3rd day of NFL draft on high seas together.
Washington has bent his course towards the far flung waters, or should I say, the Pacific Northwest. The Jets just traded off their popular star to Seahawks for the small price of a 5th round pick.
Precisely, it was Washington and the 7th Round pick for the 5th rounder, which the Jets used in order to select a new Kentucky fullback – Conner, John. For Washington, after being stoked, he thinks that it is a great new opportunity for him to take a completely fresh start.
After his knee surgery, Washington has been working deliberately towards recovering quickly. After signing his $1.75 million tender, it was assumed that he’d with Jets in the coming time period, during 2010. But there were no guarantees towards his selection; there was only a chance or a possibility of things happening towards something beneficial for Washington.
Washington was informed that there are no guarantees for anything in this business. After all it is all about survival of the fittest and team commissioners are always on the hunt for better, faster and bigger. When the Jets traded up last Saturday, during the 4th round to pick up USC’s Joe McKnight, it became evident that the Jets had a lot up their sleeves. Later on, Washington was just gone.
GM Mike told the media that it was a tough decision for them to trade Washington and we also had to consider his physical condition too. Everything counts, while drafting and Washington’s overall scores, conditioning, recovery pattern and everything lead us towards making this decision.
Whatever the choices were made, Mike believes that they were in the best interests of the team. Washington on the other hand, had a history of boycotting few of his workouts last offseason, playing on the final year of his contract with the federation and then, ending up with a double open fracture – leg injury.
Now, Washington is headed for another crowded backfield. Since he is like teammates with Chris Baker, he has a lot of promises and hopes coming his way.