Originally Posted by patman
Ray, the jets were saved from big cap problems when the league went to an uncapped year. If the labor agreement was signed, they would have been big troubles. Then Tanny went out and borrowed money from future years by giving revis a 6 year contract to spread the cap hit, but lets him walk after 4 years, so if the jets don't extend him they pay a 6mil cap penalty. They then extend Harris by guaranteeing Pace and Scotts deals so that your paying them 4X what they are worth this year.
Well this time there is no uncapped year or any future money to borrow from.
Who the hell would have thought that he could sign Revis with a 1st year cap hit of 5 mill?. I never even thought that they would give him a 6 year contract and let him walk 2 years after his deal would have expired. Neither did anyone else.
Under the old CBA, thet cap grew much faster than anyone thought, especially the owners, well the owners fixed that and now the cap is staying steady for the first 4 years of this deal.
Ray, the issue is that there are 17 players that need to be replaced this offseason. Never in the last 10 years have the jets had so many starting players being FA or salary cap cuts. 1/2 of the top 35 players who see the field!
The jets are not going to be the 91 pats, or the 0-16 lions or Bucs but there will most likely be a step back from this years skill level.
Cutting those three players does free up 28 mill but that only gets you about 10 mill under the cap.
Will there be? Pats homers and even Jets fans don't like the current roster's skill level? Can't have it both ways.
The Jets had 16 FA's before last season, before the lockout ended, they had to make fast decisions on players in a limited amount of time once the lockout ended, and that was AFTER the draft, and a month before the season started. I'm not worried about 17 FA's during a normal off-season, when more than half of those players that are FA's are band-aid players or overpaid players that are near the end of their careers.