Last season, Jets all-purpose RB Leon Washington ran for six touchdowns, caught 47 passes for 355 yards and two more scores and even ran back a kickoff for a touchdown.
Now entering his fourth NFL season, Washington is seeking a long-term contract extension, the New York Daily News reports, and believes his versatility puts him in exclusive company.
- “I’m trying to revolutionize the game, trying to take it to the next level like the guys back in the day, like a Dave Meggett or a Gale Sayers,” he said Thursday at the team’s offseason program. “They did so much and did it so well. I want to bring that style back at a high level. In my opinion, that, plus the leadership I give in the locker room, is priceless.”
The Daily News reports that Washington is scheduled to make $535,000 in 2009, but he’s seeking a deal worth at least $4 million per year.