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Q will get significantly more than JFM.  JFM was/is a bargain.  His skill set, production, PFF grade were all really strong.  He would have been paid more if he hit the open market... despite many thinking he was a ghost after the contract... 

I mean Fatukasi got 10 million per year - as a run stuffer - which seems like a lot - but shows the market forces at play

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4.Jeffery Simmons, DT, Tennessee Titans

No. 19 overall pick

Simmons may not have been a household name prior to the 2021 season, but he definitely should be now after a dominant campaign that extended into the Titans' brief playoff appearance, where he sacked Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow three times in a narrow 19-16 defeat. Simmons tore his ACL just two months prior to the 2019 draft, but has already demonstrated why he remained a top-20 draft selection with rare strength and explosiveness off the line.

A handful of interior defenders -- the Giants' Leonard Williams, Colts' DeForest Buckner and Chiefs' Chris Jones -- are new members of the $20 million per year club, but none have been able to match the great Aaron Donald's $22.5 million per year deal signed in 2018. Donald is looking for an extension this offseason that, even at 31 years old, could best his own record.

Therefore, Simmons could wait until this deal gets done before resuming negotiations under a new position market shortly before the 2022 season gets underway.

Simmons is one of just seven interior defenders with more than 100 quarterback pressures over the last two seasons, landing at sixth with 103. The current five highest-paid interior defenders in the NFL -- along with Cameron Heyward, whose deal ranks ninth and was signed when he was 31 years old -- round out the group. There is no reason Simmons won't join this group of elite interior pass-rushers from a financial standpoint as well.

Contract projection: Five years, $110 million ($22M per year), $70 million total guaranteed


5. Quinnen Williams, DT, New York Jets

Contract projection: Five years, $102.5 million ($20.5 million per year), $65 million total guaranteed

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19 hours ago, LIJetsFan said:

I think they can find a replacement for much less $.  Do we really want to pay 10.5% of our cap this this guy or  guy like this?  

Further if we let him walk we might be in line for a nice comp pick later on.  

Sure they could but get no where near the play level. This would never be something joe Douglas would do drop a kid like him. Just as he set him up for success

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On 5/26/2022 at 12:34 PM, Joe W. Namath said:

He is still under contract for this year and next.  There is no reason to even think about his next contract anytime soon.

Outside of him going Aaron Donald or warren sapp, I see him playing 2 more years here and then we will let him walk.

Wasnt drafted by Douglas/Saleh and not special enough to warrant a big contract.

Right, right.  I forgot we had him for that extra 5th year option year.  Yeah he has time to show us if he takes the next step.

Good NFL player but a disappointment for the #3 overall pick thus far.  Sporadically he has some great games but not consistently.  No excuses this year with the guys around him.

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