New York Jets – How Not to Spend Money

Michael McLaughlin on the New York Jets best and worst deals currently compromising their salary cap

The New York Jets have a spending problem. More specifically, the team has struggled to get value out of the investments it has made in players. While the organization used its last eight first round draft picks on defensive players, the cap hits for the offense and defense in 2016 are nearly identical. The numbers are a little over $67 and $68 million respectively.

As is expected with a 4-9 team, however, the roster is not filled with players outplaying their contracts. Below, I look at some individual players and position groups (this is not an exhaustive list) to evaluate the quality of personnel decisions made. All contract numbers are taken from overthecap.com, and the NFL salary cap for 2016 is 155,270,000. The 2017 cap is not yet known.

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New York Jets – A Deep Dive Of Problems…

David Aitken with a deep dive on the New York Jets early season problems and where they go from here

In which we call out Neil Glat, call for defensive adjustments, and listen carefully as Maccagnan sings his comeback song…

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TOJ New York Jets Link Dump – October 8, 2016

Matthew Stalker with a link dump to prep you for week 5, Jets vs. Steelers…

Matthew Stalker is back with a New York Jets link dump heading into Week 5 of the 2016 NFL season. Let’s see what all the talk is about in New York leading up to this week’s game…

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TOJ New York Jets Link Dump – October 1, 2016

Matthew Stalker with a link dump for the New York Jets heading into week 4…

Matthew Stalker is back with a New York Jets link dump heading into Week 4 of the 2016 NFL season. Let’s see if this team can get back on track after an awful outing in Kansas City last week…

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New York Jets Week 3 Review: Putting Bowles and Fitz Under the Microscope

David Aitken with a deep dive on the New York Jets biggest problems through three weeks, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Todd Bowles and defensive players not meeting expectations…

In which Ryan Fitzpatrick does not play good football, Todd Bowles plays it safe except in one painful instance, the Jets come crashing down to the mean in the red zone, and that whole Jim Mora “playoffs!?” thing…

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New York Jets 2016 Defense – Defensive Line Breakdown

Matthew Stalker breaks down the New York Jets defensive line heading into the 2016 season…

A rundown of the New York Jets defensive line heading into the 2016 regular season.  How confident are you feeling about the position?  Let us know in the comment section below and check out our breakdown earlier this week about the secondary

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New York Jets 2016 Defense – Secondary Breakdown

Matthew Stalker breaks down the New York Jets secondary heading into the 2016 season

A rundown of the New York Jets secondary heading into the 2016 regular season. How confident are you feeling about the position? Let us know in the comment section below…

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New York Jets 2016 Defense – 2016 Linebackers Breakdown

Matthew Stalker takes a closer look at the New York Jets rebuilt linebacker position

The linebacker corps of the New York Jets been in need for a face-lift for some time.  They have struggled the last couple seasons both in coverage and reaching the quarterback, but with offseason and draft acquisitions, the Jets may have new life in 2016…

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2016 NFL Draft – Shaq Lawson Scouting Report

Kevin Zielaznicki with a scouting report on Clemson’s Shaq Lawson

Kevin Zielaznicki continues our 2016 NFL Draft scouting report series

  • Name: Shaq Lawson   
  • School: Clemson   
  • Position: EDGE   
  • Height: 6’3″   
  • Weight: 269 
  • Career Stats: 123 Tackles, 45.5 TFL, 20.0 Sacks

Combine Results

  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.70 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.21 seconds
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.16 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 33.0 inches
  • Broad Jump: 120.0 inches

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New York Jets – Wilkerson Choices and Roadmaps

Daniel Aitken on all the available courses of action the New York Jets can take with Muhammad Wilkerson and which one would be the most logical

Whether or not to trade Muhammad Wilkerson following receiving the franchise tag is a point of major contention among New York Jets fans. I highlighted the arguments of both sides in my Five Difficult Decisions piece last month, but here I’ll try to provide a better visualization of the Jets offseason options depending on moves. I’ll look at three scenarios: trying to keep both Wilkerson and Harrison, keeping just Wilkerson, and trading Wilkerson but keeping Harrison.

Note: All salary cap information that follows is courtesy of www.overthecap.com

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