Linebacker Jonathan Vilma will not be playing for the New York Jets next football season as they have traded him to the New Orleans Saints on Friday for an undisclosed draft pick.
The injured Vilma, who missed the last 9 games of the season due to a knee injury became expendible with the emergence of rookie David Harris and did not fit in well with the 34 defense being played by the Jets.
Vilma is not very happy with the trade, saying that he would have liked to have some input. “The reality was that if there was a possibility of me being traded, I wanted to be proactive and involved in it,” he told Newsday on Friday.
“Hopefully we can get back to the NFC Championship Game like we did two years ago,” he said referring to his new team.