Manish Mehta @TheJetsStream
#Jets still expect to sign Sione Pouha to multi-yr deal b4 start of free agency, per sources. #NYJ not expected to use franchise tag on him
good news! thanks for posting
Why not tag and then negotiate? Because the Jets need the cap room for this offseason, you know, in case they need to sign a big ticket free agent.
i'm interested to see what kind of money it is and I bet you the contract will be backloaded to help the cap this year.
I just looked it up - the Jets extended him for 3 years in 08' (covering 09' - 11') which basically amounted to, after escalators, 3yrs/$5m. I'd say that's a pretty nice deal for the Jets.
Pouha is a good NT but not worth franchise tag bucks IMO
Sione gets a Captains Patch from me and is a blueblood NY Jet. He was 26 when he entered the draft after doing two years of missionary work after college and appreciates being so blessed in life. Pouha is the lunch pail, feel good, player guy the team really needs to gel the defensive side of the locker room.
IMO he should be a priority keeper.