Well, we knew it wouldn’t take long for Derrick Mason to make a decision on his future and apparently it hasn’t. Numerous media outlets are reporting Mason has agreed to terms with the Jets, but Mason basically made it official himself on Twitter.
Jets Nation might want to start following @deemason85 because the veteran wideout delivered the following tweets this afternoon:
Jet fuel is full time to fly!!!
Going from one young gun to another! Hahahahahaha.
There is no official word yet out of One Jets Drive, but if he has agreed to join the Green & White, we expect to be talking to him Sunday at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. This would be a big pickup for a team in transition at wideout as a top three of Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery in 2010 would move to a Holmes-Plaxico Burress-Mason trifecta in 2011.
Mason is a leader and brings a lot of character to the table. But the 37-year-old, who has 924 career receptions, 11,981 yards and 66 TDs on his résumé, still has plenty of game left as well. Mason caught 61 balls last season from Joe Flacco and seven of those went for touchdowns. The former Raven, a Detroit native, played with Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard in Baltimore and the Jets have a number of players with Michigan ties.
Mason’s tweets appear to mean the Jets, who hosted him this week, beat out the Ravens and the Titans for his services. The Green & White had an off day today, but they may have just gotten better and Mark Sanchez may be smiling.
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Derrick Mason, Mark Sanchez, Tennessee Titans
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