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Salary Cap Calculator

It is difficult trying to determine how much cap room the Jets have, but our friend Jason Fitzgerald has made that process easier.  Check out this Salary Cap Calculator at OvertheCap.com. You can play fantasy GM for the Jets by extending players, using the franchise tag or waiving players.  Jets fans never seem to be [...]

Jets Rookie Contract Estimates

Since the implementation of the 2011 NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement the rookie salary cap, figuring out how much a rookie will get paid has gotten much easier as teams are only allocated a fixed amount based on the current salary cap. The Jets have an estimated obligation to the 2013 draft class of $37,412,837 over [...]

Jets Should Emulate Colts And Dolphins

We often hear the Jets should try to emulate successful organizations around the NFL, Packers, Giants, Steelers, and Patriots when it comes to building their team.  It makes sense to look at other franchises building strategies but doesn’t mean they need to copy others to have positive results.  Maybe just this year the Jets should [...]

The $8.1 Million Salary Cap Space Fallacy

Thanks to Mike Florio and Pro-Football-Talk there is a fallacy running around that the Jets have $8.1 million in cap space to use for the 2012 season.  Even though the September 3rd Florio article had a disclaimer which explained his numbers only included 51 players, not 53 and injured reserve (IR) cost which would count [...]

Matt Slauson Takes A Paycut

The Star-Ledger is reporting that Jets guard Matt Slauson has taken a $258,000 pay cut in his 2012 salary reducing his pay from $1.308 million to $1.05 million. With this move Slauson's pay is now fully guaranteed with a signing bonus of $435,000 to go along with his $615,000 base salary. Slauson had recently won [...]

The Jets Rookie’s Contracts, The Rookie Wage System And The Salary Cap

Thanks to the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signing drafted rookies has become faster and easier.  Many people think the “rookie wage system” is new but it was actually implemented in the 1993 CBA, but revised in 2011, to remove loopholes which allowed the system to be circumvented.  The improved “rookie wage scale” in [...]

Jets Salary Cap Analysis: Free Agency

Now is a good time to take a look at the Jets salary cap position before entering free agency.  All incentives and raises are over while the cap is set at $120.6 million, so a clear understanding of the team’s finances is available for analysis.  Numbers are sometimes rounded and/or approximated just to keep things [...]

D’Brickashaw Ferguson Restructures Contract

Here’s a follow up to a recent article about the 2012 salary cap, and where the Jets stand compared to their AFC east counterparts.  Jets' tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson has agreed to restructure his contract to provide the team with some much needed salary cap relief.  Ferguson lowered his 2012 guaranteed base salary ($9 million) and [...]