A piece of news that will surprise nobody, Adam Caplan of Scout.com has reported on his twitter page that according to a source the Jets are unlikely pick up the option bonus on Lito's contract, and thus the 2nd round pick that could of been heading to the Eagles is safe in the Jets vault. Let's be honest, it's not just unlikely, it's not happening, no way the Jets pick up that option
For those expecting the #Eagles to get a second pick back in the Lito Sheppard deal, doesn't look like it will happen, source said Sheppard had to play in 85% of defensive snaps, not happening because of the time he missed plus #Jets aren't likely to pick up $10 million option bonus which is due on 3/11.
This can come as no surprise, I think we all thought that this was going to have to be discussed at some point. So what do we do next season? let Sheppard walk and stick with Lowery, or bring in a free agent. Or try and bring Sheppard back on a reasonable deal.
I think Sheppard has performed quite well while he has been on the field, unfortunately that has been far too infrequent. He certainly showed his talent shutting Evans down after that first catch on Thursday, but he does have injury concerns, and those won't go away.
Of course it depends on the asking price, but what do you see the Jets doing next season in regards to their 2nd CB spot?
Personally I think that we should re-work the Lito deal and get him signed up, I like Lowery's potential, but on his day Sheppard is a class above Lowery and acts as a great compliment to Revis.