RB Green ready to be annointed Jets leading man as the team works to lock up Revis and Mangold to long term deals.
INDIANAPOLIS – The workouts don’t start in Indy until Friday yet there’s plenty of news around town. My sources tell me that the Jets are ready to give sophomore RB Shonn Green the starting position next year. The team feels Green embodies everything they want in a feature runner; a downhill, powerful ball carrier who wears down opponents. They are also confident that Green showed enough ability last season that he’s ready for the starters role.
Where does this leave Thomas Jones? Likely with a pay cut and re-structured deal if he wants to stay. GM Mike Tannenbaum has been working with Jones’ agent to hash out an amended deal as the team hopes to keep him aboard.
I’ve also confirmed that that the Jets are extremely close to locking up All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis to a contract extension. The long term deal will reportedly be worth in excess of $10MM per year with more than half guaranteed.
As soon as Revis is locked up the team’s next priority will be to sign Pro-Bowl center Nick Mangold to a multi-year extension.
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