I loved the guy here in Baltimore and that he was a brilliant mind when it came to NFL defenses, but he antics got old and I said long ago that the beast he created with the Jets would ultimately lead to his demise.
We haven’t gotten that far yet, but based on Bart Scott’s recent frustrations, we can’t be too far away.
According to Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com*, Scott is guaranteed $4.2 million this season and has been given permission to seek a trade. Scott’s agent, Harold Lewis, told Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com that his client was “extremely frustrated” in his diminished role and said it was “destroying him” when he was demoted to a part-time player.
Lewis said that Scott would jump from Jets to Giants “in a heartbeat,” but I would expect that he should prepare to do so for less money. In all likelihood this former Raven should brace himself for a restructured deal or prepare to be cut.