Originally Posted by patman
He has a snowball's chance in hell in getting any 2014 money from the jets unless it is in the form a guarantee. he may as well be blind if the jets dangle that carrot in front of him.
He is having his 2nd surgery this month and will begin rehab in april. The most optimistic time frame is 3 months after starting rehab, however since the extent of his injury is so severe (2 surguries vs MJD's none) I would think that 6 months before he can start working out nfl wise. So to think that he is going to resign with another team within 30 days to get the offset is far fetched.
Some team could sign him in August to a 1 or two year deal and place him on PUP fro the first 10 weeks, he would then re-enter FA in or have a shot to earn a incentive contract in 2014.
I don't know what the rules are regarding cutting players that are rehabbing so I dont know how much of a injury settlement (which counts on the cap) they will have to give him if he agrees to be cut before his injury is healed, and the jets would still need to replace him on the roster which will count at vet min.
I admire you dedication in maintaining cap pages for the AFC east, and want to thank you..
I think you also have to take into account ego to some extent. Tone is not rational like you. Given that scenario he may think it is eminently possible that he proves himself this year and gets that 9 mill.