How Bad is the Jets 2013 Cap?

Brian Bassett , TheJetsBlog.com

John Clayton writes on ESPN that as of right now the Jets are in some dire straits when it comes to their 2013 cap situation.  While the new cap allows for applying the unused previous year’s cap dollars to the 2013 season.  As it stands today, the Jets are allocated $3.4 million in carry over money which using today’s roster as a projection makes it look as if they are $19.4 million above the cap.

Of course, it won’t be as bad as all that.  They might end up carrying forward more cap room, but we’ll have to wait and see how all their contracts, escalators and such play out.  Sometimes player incentive bonuses are not earned and that might give them more carry forward space than anticipated.  Of couse, that’s probably a drop in the bucket compared to the quick savings they can earn by cutting players like Pace, Scott, and Jason and Eric Smith.  Tim Tebow could net them an additional $1.5 million and they will most likely try to get players like D’Brickashaw Ferguson or David Harris ($17 million in salary combined) to convert their hefty salaries to bonuses which could easily knock about another $10 million off that figure.

There’s quick ways for the Jets to get there, but the problem will still remain that the team will only have 35 players under contract or as Rich Cimini thinks about 10 returning starters.  With anywhere between 20-30 million in cap space, the Jets will need to find almost 20 players to get to the minimum roster of 53 and not to mention they’ll need to field what will amount to an entire side of the ball’s worth of starters.

You can see why 2013 is looking to be a rough year for the Jets, but one can also see how important the draft will be for the Jets … this year as well as last year’s class.  Players like Josh Bush, Demario Davis and others are going to have to take on larger roles from the start of the season.




10 comments
MaeDHogue
MaeDHogue

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Skookaloop
Skookaloop

T2 was about to be a TOP 10 CB, when JPP killed his  career, TC should have pulled him in that last minute of Junk Time...

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

He had skills.  Didn't think he was going to be anything great, but he had skills.


And he was a very humble guy.  I met him once at a signing, and he's one of the few athletes that thanked ME for going to the signing, as opposed to me thanking him for taking time out to show up for the signing.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

Before that final tear, I thought he was going to be a real stud in the league.  Sad to see him go - but his last season with the Giants he was brutal in pass coverage.

njgoomba
njgoomba

Really shookaloop? Really?

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@njgoomba

I just think FeWell calling a CB Blitz, with 30 seconds to go until half, in a preseason game is CLUELESS... i mean TC should have had T2 off the field to protect him from  FeWell's  BUSH LEAGUE call.

and do you remember the way JPP came in like a spaz, flailing ..... POOR Coaching

njgoomba
njgoomba

Shook - I hand it to you. You are amazing at hindsight. How can you possibly predict any sort of injury. Come on man. If we go by your view everyone important should sit out every preseason game. Hey let's not blitz in practice either.. THERES A CHANCE AT INJURY THERE TOO!