Leon Washington's tender is in.

According to Alvin Keels, the agent of the dynamic running back/kick returner, the Jets have tendered Washington at a second-round pick. That offer earns Washington a salary of $1.759 million, obviously much more than the $535,000 he made in 2009.

But if he was tendered at a first-round draft pick level, he would've pocketed $2.521 million, and he would've earned $3.168 million if he was designated with first-and-third round pick status. Keels, obviously looking for more than that after both sides failed to come to an agreement on a contract extension last summer, seemed upset by Washington's tender designation and indicated Washington has other suitors around the league.

This despite the fact Washington is still recovering from the gruesome broken right fibula suffered in Oakland on Oct. 25. Sure, the word is he'll be ready by the season opener, but who knows exactly how effective the shifty running back will be less than a year removed from such an injury.

Especially when most of his game revolves around the legs of his 5-8, 195-pound frame. Keels, though, is confident Washington will get other offers.

"I expect there to be a market for Leon during free agency and would say his return to the Jets will be 50/50 at best at this point," Keels tweeted. "He is ahead of schedule while rehabbing from his week 7 injury. He will be 100% healthy and ready for camp either in NY or elsewhere."

If Washington does somehow move on to play somewhere else, the Jets will have overplayed their hand. No way you can just plug in two new running backs into a system and get the same kind of production they saw this past season while boasting the NFL's top-ranked rushing attack.

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Sorry, but that's not happening.

So they'd be wise to make sure Washington sticks around. Otherwise, as Rex Ryan likes to say, someone will have egg on their face.