Ndamukong Suh wants to take his talents to the Big Apple.
The Lions’ tenacious pass-rusher is set to become a free agent in the offseason – and he won’t be looking to return to Detroit.
Suh is instead interested in playing in New York, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
And that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Suh is repped by Roc Nation Sports – the same agency that represents the Jets' Geno Smith, the Giants' Victor Cruz, the Yankees' CC Sabathia, the Mariners' Robinson Cano and the Thunder's Kevin Durant, among others.
The Lions play the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Suh’s offseason return to Detroit seems unlikely, considering the fact that contract talks were shelved between both sides until after this season. Even more telling: his franchise tag would be $26.9 million.
It’s clear Rex Ryan loves defensive players – especially linemen (See: Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples and Sheldon Richardson). So if he’s still the head coach after this season, it’s safe to assume the Jets would explore the option of bringing in Suh.
According to Schefter, however, the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys will “definitely” be interested in courting Suh.