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8 minutes ago, greasyt said:

I would think his price only goes up with each passing day.  My guess is they are working behind the scenes on an extension.  There's no way they can let him hit the market.  JD is too savvy not to have a plan for him........................I think.

They have to be, right?

Still only 25 years old.

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Prior to the season I saw no real path to resigning Huff, and he’s still gonna be really tough to sign. Next year they’ve already got QW at a $20M cap figure and JFM at $16M (the first year his money really kicks in). Johnson is a guy they’ll want to resign, too, down the road. The Jets do have over $30M in cap space next year, though, and have another $30M tied up in non-guaranteed salaries to Mosley and Tomlinson that would seem to be a ripe place to gain cap room. So it’s far from impossible. 
 
Thing is, though, that Huff is playing at an elite level at a premium position. The top edges earn north of $25M/year. All in all, a good problem to have, I suppose. Worst case scenario will be a third round comp pick in 2025. Probably a few teams wishing they extended an offer to him while he was lingering on his second round tender. 

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2 minutes ago, slats said:

Prior to the season I saw no real path to resigning Huff, and he’s still gonna be really tough to sign. Next year they’ve already got QW at a $20M cap figure and JFM at $16M (the first year his money really kicks in). Johnson is a guy they’ll want to resign, too, down the road. The Jets do have over $30M in cap space next year, though, and have another $30M tied up in non-guaranteed salaries to Mosley and Tomlinson that would seem to be a ripe place to gain cap room. So it’s far from impossible. 
 
Thing is, though, that Huff is playing at an elite level at a premium position. The top edges earn north of $25M/year. All in all, a good problem to have, I suppose. Worst case scenario will be a third round comp pick in 2025. Probably a few teams wishing they extended an offer to him while he was lingering on his second round tender. 

He hasn't proven to be an elite rusher for long enough to get north of $25M per year so the question is when do the Jets pull the trigger.  

This offseason, his pay range as one of the better 3rd down pass rushing specialist was likely in the $6-9M range.

However, he is starting to prove that not only can he handle more reps but he can thrive with more reps, as we've seen the past 3 weeks.  My educated guess is they look to lock him up at around $15M per year during the bye week.  

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7 minutes ago, slats said:

Thing is, though, that Huff is playing at an elite level at a premium position. The top edges earn north of $25M/year. All in all, a good problem to have, I suppose. Worst case scenario will be a third round comp pick in 2025. Probably a few teams wishing they extended an offer to him while he was lingering on his second round tender. 

There is always the option of trading at the deadline to a team desperate for Qb pressure and vying for playoffs. Could recoup our 2nd next year.

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10 minutes ago, slats said:

Prior to the season I saw no real path to resigning Huff, and he’s still gonna be really tough to sign. Next year they’ve already got QW at a $20M cap figure and JFM at $16M (the first year his money really kicks in). Johnson is a guy they’ll want to resign, too, down the road. The Jets do have over $30M in cap space next year, though, and have another $30M tied up in non-guaranteed salaries to Mosley and Tomlinson that would seem to be a ripe place to gain cap room. So it’s far from impossible. 
 
Thing is, though, that Huff is playing at an elite level at a premium position. The top edges earn north of $25M/year. All in all, a good problem to have, I suppose. Worst case scenario will be a third round comp pick in 2025. Probably a few teams wishing they extended an offer to him while he was lingering on his second round tender. 

Gotta lock him up for 2-3 years but I fully believe the franchise tag is in play right now. I sort of exclusively have been thinking Becton for the tag, gonna get interesting.

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22 minutes ago, OtherwiseHappyinLife said:

He hasn't proven to be an elite rusher for long enough to get north of $25M per year so the question is when do the Jets pull the trigger.  

This offseason, his pay range as one of the better 3rd down pass rushing specialist was likely in the $6-9M range.

However, he is starting to prove that not only can he handle more reps but he can thrive with more reps, as we've seen the past 3 weeks.  My educated guess is they look to lock him up at around $15M per year during the bye week.  

question is whether he would have taken 6-7MM?  he might have wanted to get a shot to play more snaps and get a bigger contract.

 

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18 minutes ago, 32EBoozer said:

There is always the option of trading at the deadline to a team desperate for Qb pressure and vying for playoffs. Could recoup our 2nd next year.

I saw him as a potential trade chip before the season, but with Lawson and McDonald being non-factors so far I no longer see that as much of a possibility. Especially with the Jets at .500 after the buzzsaw of those first six games. If they were 1-5, sure. 

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18 minutes ago, slats said:

Prior to the season I saw no real path to resigning Huff, and he’s still gonna be really tough to sign. Next year they’ve already got QW at a $20M cap figure and JFM at $16M (the first year his money really kicks in). Johnson is a guy they’ll want to resign, too, down the road. The Jets do have over $30M in cap space next year, though, and have another $30M tied up in non-guaranteed salaries to Mosley and Tomlinson that would seem to be a ripe place to gain cap room. So it’s far from impossible. 
 
Thing is, though, that Huff is playing at an elite level at a premium position. The top edges earn north of $25M/year. All in all, a good problem to have, I suppose. Worst case scenario will be a third round comp pick in 2025. Probably a few teams wishing they extended an offer to him while he was lingering on his second round tender. 

The knock against Huff was that he was a one trick pony a designated pass rusher. Over the last several weeks that is clearly not true. Huff has played well in all phases- he has set the edge and even effectively dropped into coverage a few times.

The Jets defense is a completely different animal with Huff on the field

He is completely dominant off the line and he is rapidly improving at converting sacks. Even then, many of our team sacks are in reaction to his early pressures. Hurts and Allen have both actually looked scared of Huff.

He is still a young player, and he is homegrown. His pass rushing skills have been evident over multiple years and pretty consistent

He is an elite pass rusher. 

Team philosophy has to adapt some times. Huff has evolved from a luxury DPR part time player to quite possibly the most impactful player on defense. He single handedly ended at least 3 drives yesterday. 

You sign this guy. Period. You franchise him if needed.

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40 minutes ago, OtherwiseHappyinLife said:

He hasn't proven to be an elite rusher for long enough to get north of $25M per year so the question is when do the Jets pull the trigger.  

This offseason, his pay range as one of the better 3rd down pass rushing specialist was likely in the $6-9M range.

However, he is starting to prove that not only can he handle more reps but he can thrive with more reps, as we've seen the past 3 weeks.  My educated guess is they look to lock him up at around $15M per year during the bye week.  

Why would he and his agent sign a deal at $15M when the Jets options would be let him walk or franchise him at $21M next year???

He then hits the open market in 2025.

He’s going to be expensive.

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37 minutes ago, slats said:

Prior to the season I saw no real path to resigning Huff, and he’s still gonna be really tough to sign. Next year they’ve already got QW at a $20M cap figure and JFM at $16M (the first year his money really kicks in). Johnson is a guy they’ll want to resign, too, down the road. The Jets do have over $30M in cap space next year, though, and have another $30M tied up in non-guaranteed salaries to Mosley and Tomlinson that would seem to be a ripe place to gain cap room. So it’s far from impossible. 
 
Thing is, though, that Huff is playing at an elite level at a premium position. The top edges earn north of $25M/year. All in all, a good problem to have, I suppose. Worst case scenario will be a third round comp pick in 2025. Probably a few teams wishing they extended an offer to him while he was lingering on his second round tender. 

You can ALWAYS sign a player you really want. Jets just need to figure out how to sign Huff that does not affect resigning Reed, Sauce, JJ, etc... He's you enough for a 5 year deal with a couple dummy years to lessen the impact. Another thing with Huff is that he is consistent. He shows up every week. It's not like he gets 7 pressures on week and nothing the next. He is, and it bears repeating literally the best at applying pressure in the NFL.  He is 25% better than Michah Parsons. I am surprised that re-signing Huff is even a discussion at this point.

There are also intangible reasons to sign Huff. It shows prospective free agents and especially UDFA that you can come here get a fair shot, make the team and then get paid.

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14 minutes ago, NYJCAP2 said:

Why would he and his agent sign a deal at $15M when the Jets options would be let him walk or franchise him at $21M next year???

He then hits the open market in 2025.

He’s gone to be expensive.

Sure, they can also ‘risk’ waiting.  There are some negative scenarios.  Huff doesn’t end up generating a ton of sacks.  Possibly gets injured.  Or doesn’t hold up longer term playing more reps.

Or they can bet on the scenario where his pressure rate consistently leads to sacks.  This hasn’t happened yet but the last 2 weeks are an exciting possibility.  The guy still only has 2.5 sacks on the season.  

I would argue for a middle scenario where both teams understand there is some upside and downside and strike an attractive deal.  Maybe even giving Huff a bit of performance upside.

I also look at Huff’s background as an undrafted free agent & home grown player.  There are reasons he might want to take a bird in the hand deal and stay with the team that gave him a chance. 

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