Originally Posted by Ray Ray19
The contract wasn't backloaded, it was actually a balanced contract, a small number the first year, a large number the 2nd year, last year, at 12 mil, and 13 million this year, next year, his salary drops to 7 mil
It was pretty much loaded up in the middle two years, but does leave an out in 2014 with relatively low dead money. He was dramatically over paid IMO. He is the highest paid ILB in the league, but the Jets were still in the midst of their "win now" strategy thus the reason they over paid him. His 13 million dollar cap number is a tough, tough pill to swallow right now, but like a few of the bloated contracts, the Jets can get out from under it next year.