Originally Posted by BrowningNagle
I dont think he will either but I do think its a good idea to bench him and make him uncomfortable enough to help facilitate a deal no matter how remote the chances are....there are other players mking ridiculous $ who could use a change of scenery as well - make him comfortable and he will stay and collect his checks....bench him.
What do you mean by make him uncomfortable? You realize there is a union, and no teammates are going to stand by and watch him get "picked on" because of the money he makes. They are all in the same boat, you let management get away with it with him - you could be next.
Remember he signed for very low guaranteed money as a rookie and got his money as part of achieving team incentives. I think he would be receptive to a deal where he will take 75 cents on the dollar if they let him go in January. so instead of a 17 mill cap hit it will be a 15 mill hit. The thing is can the jets afford to get rid of him at 15 mill than to keep him for 13 this year and take a 4 mill hit in 2014. So this has him buying his freedom a year early for 2.5 mill.