If I understand the big picture strategy employed by the new regime, it is: Spend the available cap money now on short term deals for older players in order to field a competitive team while not burdening the franchise with potentially crippling contracts. In that light I am in favor of all these deals, the bulk of which carry commitments of three years or less. My hope (and prayer) is that while these contracts age out the Jets will replace these guys with young talented players who will fill in and continue what promises to be a golden age of winning seasons for the Jets.
The notable exceptions are: Skrine and Carpenter, both whom are young and in possession of physical gifts that this regime has identifies as being worth longer term commitments.
Good stuff, I think. In retrospect it makes Idzik's strategy appear to be that much more foolish.
The Jets absolutely have to bring in a true competitor for the starting QB job. That's why I like Mallett as a FA signing. I view him as the least accomplished QB they can add that will still provide competition for Geno.
This is why I don't see the Jets' signing CJ. It doesn't seem to me to be a judicious use of funds. They can get a pass catching 3d down back in the middle rounds of this upcoming draft. And I don't think they need much more than that behind Powell and Ivory.