Originally Posted by DDNYjets
Excellent read. Great job by Jason.
We aren't in cap hell. We will get under the cap pretty easily and have some cap room BUT we will also have a lot of starting spots to fill.
The only thing I disagree with is I would cut Holmes and Harris after 2013. I want no part of restructuring their contracts. I am also leery of restructuring Mangold. If he has a third consecutive down year in 2013 then we should think of going in a different direction unless he is willing to take an extremely team-friendly deal.
I would rather the Jets take all of the cap/roster hits in 2013 and go into 2014 with a lot of cap room and roster flexibility. There will be many holes to fill but we aren't going anywhere unless we draft better anyway regardless of the cap situation. With solid drafts in 2013 and 2014 (hopefully with 2014 yielding a franchise QB) and some smart FA acquisitions we will be right back where we were in 2008.
I'm not cutting Harris or Holmes, but I agree on the use of 2013 to clear room for 2014 and beyond. In fact, rather than restructure Sanchez to create cap room for 2013, I'd consider cutting him and eating the 17M hit. If not, then stand pat. Creating an extra 6M in cap room this year isn't worth adding 6M in dead money if he is cut in 2014