Originally Posted by BrickHouse
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The source didn't go into details on why they were thinking on doing so, just that that was in the plans. Without revealing the source - the person is very close to Tanny.
The only thought I have about them doing so is that it has to be related to their cap situation for next year. It's been well documented here how they will be in another cap hell year where they will have to cut several veterans with high cap numbers to save money (Pace, Scott, Smith etc) and when they do so depending on how drastic they get in restructuring some deals they will have some flexibility to sign a couple of FA's. But with so many needs at RB, OG, OT and possibly Safety I'm guessing they don't want to spend a lot on WR's considering the monies they put into Holmes and Hill already. BE can probably be had for 2-3m per year because of his performance over the last two years has been poor and giving Sanchez more weapons is probably there #1 priority.
I am not sure how much the Jets could expect from a player in 3 games who doesn't know the new system. Could be a knee jerk move, but then again BE knows Sanchez and they have to give him more weapons not only for this season but next. With that said: what WR in FA could the Jets go after to give them a viable target for Sanchez? I know someone talked about here on JI going for Dwayne Bowe out in KC...but I'm not sure he would cost less than 5-7m a year, something the Jets can't afford to do.
With the amount of questions that have come from this posting as to the legitimacy of the source - maybe I should have just posted the question as should the Jets extend him...but I wanted to give you some news as I heard it.
I guess will see
Everything you said makes sense and I agree that is why they could be thinking about BE into next year. He addresses a couple of problems and based on the team's work this off-season with their cap, it's a good fit.
As you said, BE, still 29, if healthy, is still a player that can perform, and maybe he can return to something near 2009/2010. He had a meniscus injury with his knee last year, that was probably one of the main reasons the Jets stayed away, they knew about the injury.
But at this juncture, with Sanchez' issues, the fact that BE has very good chemistry with Sanchez, is high on Sanchez, the team obviously has moved past their own issue with the player if it was anything beyond injury and now see him as a nice addition at WR at a very nice price tag. BE won't get 2-3 million a year, he'll probably get about 1 mil and maybe incentives that can increase it.