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How SCREWED are the Jets for next year Cap-wise?


BlackDynamite

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Answer: Pretty screwed.

The cap is around $120M, plus a couple of exemptions, so say $125M. The Jets right now are at over $140M for next year, if you include current roster players like Jason Smith from the Rams, who will not be here next year, at least not at a $12M price tag

Players like D'Brick, Harris, Mangold, Cro, Revis, Sanchez & Holmes aren't going anywhere next year due to how their contracts are structured and the cap implications.

I see and understand how Tanny set up the team. They overvalued their talent, and set the team up to have it's "core" together for the next two years. The cost of this "core" next year will be in the neighborhood of $85M. The basic problem is their "core" isn't what you would call very good. No......

http://www.nyjetscap.com/salary13.html

You could do things like cut Harris for $4M, but that wouldn't make too much sense. But I expect his deal to be restructured for cap purposes.

The good news is their cap situation becomes very clean and flexible in 2014.

But the bulk of the team you see now will be here next year. Except that many players are on one-year deals, or contract years. So Landry and Bell and Greene and DeVito will be elsewhere, and basement-priced replacements will have to be brought in to fill those spots with maybe $5-8M in cap space, after you allow for next year's draft picks about $5M.

Verdict: It will get worse before it gets better. But it does get better......

BD

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Calvin Pace, Bart Scott and Jason Smith equal $27m. Not bad.

Eric Smith gets 'em another $3m. Sione Pouha if he continues underperforming would be another $3m.

Yes, but you have to leave $5M for the draft picks, and you'll have as many as 15 roster spots to fill with the remaining $10M?

Good luck getting quality with that......

BD

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Yes, but you have to leave $5M for the draft picks, and you'll have as many as 15 roster spots to fill with the remaining $10M?

Good luck getting quality with that......

BD

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He just outlined $30-34M. How is $34M - $5M = $10M?

I say do it. This is not a superbowl team in '13 so cut out all the dead weight you can. Don't slow-peel off the band aid.

Will never happen but they should dump:

Sanchez $-4M (but then he's off the books forever after that)

Harris $4M

JSmith $12M

ESmith $3M

Pouha $4M (just get Ellis playing time and pocket the cap savings)

Scott $7M

Pace $9M

Holmes $1M

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$36M. This also translates into $45M of cap space for 2014 for these same players.

A team full of young, inexperienced guys is preferable than a team full of overpaid veteran scrubs. At least they're hungry and easier to root for. But Tannenbaum cannot be near this much cap room in 1 offseason. For starters, he'll keep Sanchez and Holmes and Harris and then he'll give Jake Long $14M/year to play RT, he'll extend Keller and Landry at $8M+ per, and a few other people will get overpaid. To make these new guys fit so he can put more lipstick on a Sanchez he'll backload these contracts as well so they'll all hit to the cap to the tune of $12-18M/year by year 3 (which will still be part of the guaranteed portion of their deals), so they'll get their deals reworked with still more bonus money to free up room for our new 2014 overpriced free agents and around and around we go.

The good news is there are only so many super-high-priced guys to get in one offseason. So they'd have a bunch of money freed up and use a bunch of it on a handful of mid-level players with low contract guarantees and financial incentives to get better. But Tannenbaum and Rex cannot be the team's free agent evaluators anymore.

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This is the insult to injury. Cap is supposed to be Tanny's differentiating advantage over other GMs that understand football more than accounting... and now he's not even good at that.

Andre Wadsworth. That is when I knew we weren't winning a SB under Tanny. When Rex almost got us there the first year I had some faith build up, but when we repeated the fail the second year... I saw the writing on the wall.

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He just outlined $30-34M. How is $34M - $5M = $10M?

I say do it. This is not a superbowl team in '13 so cut out all the dead weight you can. Don't slow-peel off the band aid.

Will never happen but they should dump:

Sanchez $-4M (but then he's off the books forever after that)

Harris $4M

JSmith $12M

ESmith $3M

Pouha $4M (just get Ellis playing time and pocket the cap savings)

Scott $7M

Pace $9M

Holmes $1M

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$36M. This also translates into $45M of cap space for 2014 for these same players.

A team full of young, inexperienced guys is preferable than a team full of overpaid veteran scrubs. At least they're hungry and easier to root for. But Tannenbaum cannot be near this much cap room in 1 offseason. For starters, he'll keep Sanchez and Holmes and Harris and then he'll give Jake Long $14M/year to play RT, he'll extend Keller and Landry at $8M+ per, and a few other people will get overpaid. To make these new guys fit so he can put more lipstick on a Sanchez he'll backload these contracts as well so they'll all hit to the cap to the tune of $12-18M/year by year 3 (which will still be part of the guaranteed portion of their deals), so they'll get their deals reworked with still more bonus money to free up room for our new 2014 overpriced free agents and around and around we go.

The good news is there are only so many super-high-priced guys to get in one offseason. So they'd have a bunch of money freed up and use a bunch of it on a handful of mid-level players with low contract guarantees and financial incentives to get better. But Tannenbaum and Rex cannot be the team's free agent evaluators anymore.

Uhhhh.......the Jets Cap Number for 2013 right now is $140M, $15M over the cap......

BD

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