New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (5) celebrates his second touchdown pass against the New York Giants during the first half at MetLife Stadium.
Smith was traded from the Jets to the Bills on Wednesday.
The suit alleges the Jets bought $3.9 million worth of Jackson and $2.5 million worth, with the money going to Jackson’s agent, who has not been named.
The suit says the Jets then used the money to buy Smith’s two best receivers, receiver Sammy Watkins and receiver Andre Johnson, for a combined $7.9,000 each.
On Nov. 27, the suit alleges, Smith met with Johnson’s agent and said, “I don’t care how you feel about the Bills.
You guys want to be a part of this?”
The suit states that the Jets told Johnson’s agents that if they didn’t want to go to the team and play for the Bills “they could just walk away.”
Johnson’s contract includes a $12.75 million signing bonus, which the Jets claim they gave to the agent.
The lawsuit says the Bills then traded Watkins to the Browns for $1.5 billion.
The Browns signed Watkins and Johnson, who signed a five-year deal worth $28 million per season, for $6.5,000 apiece.
After the Bills traded Watkins and the Browns traded Johnson, the Jets sold Jackson for $5 million, the lawsuit alleges.
Smith signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Bills that week, the filing states.
The Jets also purchased two tickets to a Bills game and $1,500 for a Jets home game, the complaint states.
According to the suit, Smith told the Jets that the Bills were in the middle of a “snowball” in which they would play the Texans.
The Bills “didn’t even have a stadium,” the suit states.
On Dec. 16, the NFL Players Association sued the Jets and the Bills over their use of the private money order.
In the lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday, the plaintiffs allege the Bills have made no efforts to communicate with the plaintiffs and are aware of the suit.
The filing claims that, in July, the Bills hired former Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to serve as a consultant to help negotiate the Bills’ contract with Smith.