Jets had 'no doubt' they would sign Scott
"No doubt whatsoever," Ryan said Friday night on a conference call.
Tannenbaum repeatedly said he wouldn't get into specifics of the negotiations. Scott reportedly agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract but wanted to give his old team, the Baltimore Ravens, a chance to match. In the end, he signed for six years, $48 million.
"It was pretty much business as usual for a first day of free agency," Tannebaum said. "I never sensed the tenseness myself."
Ryan said he and Scott were so relaxed while waiting for the contract to be finalized that they and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine took a stroll at the Mall at Short Hills near the Jets facility.
"We were just trying to kill some time," Ryan said. "Today's contracts, they're not just a one-line deal. It's 60 pages of stuff, like you're buying a house. We were watching tape, and I just said 'Let's just go to the mall or something.' "
If you stop and think of it, spending $48 million on a human being should be more complicated than buying a house.
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