Joe Caporoso on why New York Jets tanking talk is nonsensical…
Many New York Jets fans believe the team should do everything in their power to tank the rest of the season for a higher draft pick. This is not going to happen for a number of reasons, let’s outline why you are wasting your breath yelling about the “TANK!”
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Joe Caporoso with a closer look at the New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis problem…
After the 2014 season, the New York Jets signed Darrelle Revis to a 5 year, 70 million dollar contract with 39 million guaranteed. The structure of the deal allows them a relatively reasonable out after 2016 (about a 700K difference between dead money and cap savings) and a full out after 2017 (a 8 million dollar difference between dead money and cap savings).
The decision to sign Revis made sense from a public relations/business perspective along with from a football perspective at the time. Cornerback was a barren position for the Jets and Revis played good football in 2014. He would seem to be a short term solution, who could then transition into a Charles Woodson type role at safety at the back end of his contract. At the same time, he would add “name” credibility to a team without “names” to sell around. (If you think business decisions don’t factor into the Jets football decisions, you haven’t been paying attention).
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