Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite
Every year I hear it. Every year you're wrong...
I said it a few weeks ago...
Pats fans - "Jets will have 'X' problem with the cap"
Jets fans - "Pats will fall off a cliff, we got this"
Both sides should just keep their mouths closed on these items...
I never said the Jets would have problems with the cap. I expect after some moves that they will probably be something like $10-12 million under the cap next year assuming it stays at $120 million. I already pointed out the savings from cutting Smith, Hunter, Pace, and Scott which is about $22 million off of the $138 million. A Revis renegotiation should cut that by $2-4 million. The cap push through from 2012 should be about $4-6 million.
I was responding to a poster that seemed to think that the Jets were already at or below the cap and that the $15 million or so saved by Pace and Scott can be used towards free agency. The Jets will have cap money for free agency, but not as much as he/she was expecting. That cap savings from cutting Scott and Pace will not go to acquiring free agents as the poster suggested, but go to getting the Jets under the cap. That was my only point.
In fact, nothing I have said is any different than what Jason reported back in June. He talks about other moves that could free up more space, but those are less definite than the ones I mentioned.
The one unknown is the free agents. The Jets do have up to 7 starters being unrestricted free agents in 2013 (Slauson, Greene, Keller, DeVito, Moore, Landry, and Bell) to go along with Hunter, Pace, and Scott being cut. That is up to 10 starters to be resigned or replaced. The replacements may be on the roster and some may be replaced as starters long before the 2013 season ends. So that is a discussion for the Jets' 2013 cap situation that needs to be tabled for now until we see how the season pans out.