New York Jets CBDJ Reed says Seattle Seahawks’ bid to try to re-sign him was ‘disrespectful’

Florham Park, NJ – Back Corner DJ Red Enjoy both seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He wanted to stay, but was humiliated by offering the contract before free agency.

“They made me an offer, but the offer, in my opinion and the opinion of my agent, was disrespectful to the level of play and the player I am,” Reid told reporters in New York on Thursday after signing a three-year, $33 million contract. Contract with the New York Jets.

“I don’t want to go into details because I don’t want to hit anyone or do anything like that, but I know for sure that my value should be more. That’s how I feel. I’m grateful to be an airplane.”

Reed, 25, thinks he’s one of the best corners in the NFL, and he wanted the Seahawks to pay him that way. He confirmed he had “nothing but love” for general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll, saying they gave him a chance, but he made no secret of his feeling about the negotiations.

“I felt disrespected,” said Reed, who agreed to the terms on Tuesday.

The next day, Schneider commented on Reed’s departure and how close they came to re-signing him. He was asked if it was similar to last year with the back corner Shaquille Griffinwhen I got down to the wire before Griffin signed the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“Yeah, I’d say it’s similar, yeah,” Schneider said.

Reed was the Seahawks’ first corner last season, starting 14 games and scoring 2 interceptions and 10 defensive passes. Just 5 feet 9, he feels “set the chart” for the Seahawks, who traditionally prefer big angles. It is believed that his success contributed to the formulation of the 5-foot-10 Tree Brown In the fourth round last year.

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“We both benefited from each other, and I play with the Seahawks,” Reid said.

In New York, Reed will meet coach Robert Saleh, who was the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers in 2018 when he drafted Reed in the fifth round. He was also the coordinator when they cut Reed ahead of the 2020 season, although that was more related to injury than performance. It was claimed from the waivers by the Seahawks.

Reflect planes reed and safety Jordan Whiteheadadding another free factor, it can stimulate secondary youth.

“I feel like a CB1 player,” Reid said, clearly not lacking in confidence. “I think it’s obvious, but people look at my height and say, ‘Oh, it’s good CB2. Well, like, no. If you watch the tape from last year and the year before, it’s CB1. My stats compare to all the pros last year, from Galen Ramsey to A.J. Terrell To – who else was it? – JC Jackson. My stats are with these guys. And I’m going to take another step this year.”

Gates, who finished 30th in pass defense, plans to use Reed in his familiar right-back position. It should have been an easy transition for him, given his background in the Saleh regime. Reed expects big things. always has it.

“Honestly, man, I knew I was talented, even in high school,” he said. “Even when I didn’t get shows, I knew I was special. I knew God created me to be his masterpiece.”

ESPN’s Brady Henderson contributed to this report.

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