Jets RB Washington wants to be paid for versatility

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.

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