Even after re-signing Josh McCown to a one-yr, $10 million deal, the Jets nonetheless have $80 million to spend and no Kirk Cousins to spend it on.
So where can the Jets spend that money now? Neatly, regardless of the sensation from fans the Jets are doing not anything on the start of free agency, there are still a number of gamers to be had. here’s a look at what basic supervisor Mike Maccagnan may do to spend some of that money:
1. Cope With quarterback: The Jets reportedly are negotiating a take care of Teddy Bridgewater. Coming off a grotesque knee harm that cost him the remaining two seasons, Bridgewater isn’t going to get large money. The Jets likely could signal him for $EIGHT-$10 million for a one- or two-year deal and have him compete with McCown for the starting job.
2. Land a most sensible cornerback: Trumaine Johnson and Malcolm Butler are nonetheless on the open marketplace. The Jets lately most effective have slot corner Buster Skrine as a starter beneath agreement. Touchdown considered one of the highest corners at the marketplace might cost $14-$15 million per yr almost definitely. additionally they must re-sign Morris Claiborne, who may get about $NINE million a year.
THREE. Get a middle: The Jets’ offensive line is not as unhealthy as everyone makes it out to be, but they need an improve at heart. Weston Richburg is reportedly signing with the 49ers, however Ryan Jensen of the Ravens is still out there. Jensen figures to get round $9 million according to season and would fill the outlet in the middle of the Jets’ line.
4. Land Lewis: The Jets would prefer to draft a running back, but Dion Lewis is a again who intrigues them. He would go for about $FIVE million a year.
Making those movements gets you right down to a little bit greater than $20 million a yr, leaving your cash to make a few smaller moves, signal your draft choices and have a few cash left over for the season.
See, Maccagnan, it’s simple to spend Christopher and Woody Johnson’s money.