So who the hell are we're going to spend $40m/plus on?
2014 Free Agents :
QBs - Matt Ryan (extended or franchised), Jay Cutler, Josh Freeman
RBs - Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, Ben Tate, Vonta Leach, John Kuhn,
WRs - Hakeem Nicks (probably franchised), Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin, Mike Williams, Anquan Boldin, Golden Tate, Devin Hester
TEs - Jimmy Graham(franchised), Jermichael Finley, Brandon Pettigew, Greg Olsen, Dustin Keller
OL - Michale Oher, Eric Wood, Jared Veldheer, Dominic Railoa, Alex Mack
DL - Marcell Dareus, Geno Atkins(franchised), Carlos Dunlap, Justin Tuck, Jared Allen, Justin Smith, Paul Soliai, Randy Starks, Brad Kiesel
LBs - Brian Orakpo(franchised), Brian Cushing(franchised), Jonathan Vilma, Jason Worilds
CBs - Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, Tarell Brown, Josh Wilson, Aquib Talib, Vontae Davis
S - Kam Chancellor, Troy Palamalu, TJ Ward, Malcom Jenkins,
K - Sebastina Janikowski
Matt Ryan is working on an extension and if nothing happens, they'll franchise the guy. How many Pro Bowl like QBs who make the playoffs every year get dumped? They only get cut when teams have a replacement and they think the QB is past their prime. Or a QB gets a bad injury and they decide to move onto some other #1 QB pick.
The other issue is if the Jets just are bad and they dump the entire coaching staff, how many free agents will even want to come here? Great you can offer more money, but how much more compared to some other winning team? And after the past few years, the Jets rep is not a good one. As somebody else said, how many free agents, unless they are dumb and just not as good as you'd hope, jump to the Jags, Bills, Browns, Raiders, etc? And this season the Jets look like they are in that conversation.
Edited by pedro55, 21 April 2013 - 06:30 PM.