New York Jets Mock Off-Season
So this is my first mock off-season. I always enjoy the ones posted here so I figured I'd give it a shot. This is probably more in the vein of what I would want to do and kind of hoping JD would do the same. I used OTC to help project some cap #'s and tried to give a little wiggle room should they be off.
$56 Million Starting
Trumaine Johnson ($3 million)
Avery Williamson ($6.5 Million)
Quincy Enunwa ($2.4 million)
Brian Winters ($7.2 million)
Daryl Roberts ($6 million)
Josh Bellamy ($2.25 million)
Jonathan Harrison ($2.25 million)
Blake Countess ($1.2 million)
I think these are all pretty agreeable cuts. Enunwa is the only one which is tricky with injury guarantees.
Post Cuts: $86.8 Million
I just think someone is going to hit that $15 mil per for Robby and that’s just too rich for my blood with a receiver like him. Wish him the best and he’s a great UDFA story…but I think we can accumulate equivalent and greater weapons for Darnold.
Brian Poole – 3 years 24 million (Team Option 3rd Year) ($6 million cap hit)
Jordan Jenkins – 4 years 40 million ($8 million cap hit)
Terrell Basham – 2 years 5 million ($2.5 million cap hit)
Neville Hewitt – 2 years 5 million ($2.5 million cap hit)
James Burgess – 1 year 3 million ($3 million cap hit)
Alex Lewis – 2 years 8 million ($4 million cap hit)
Kelvin Beachum – 1 year $6 million ($6 million cap hit)
Jenkins may well exceed that #. I think it’s pretty fair. Obviously Poole had a great bounce back year and seems like a good fit in the slot for us. Basham as a rotation piece is worth keeping around, as is Hewitt to compete along with Burgess and Cashman next to CJ. Alex Lewis is what you want as an interior back up/ spot starter and with Beachum if we can get him back on a 1 year at close to that number it’s a no brainer.
Jamison Crowder: $5 million savings (guarantee $5 million in 2021)
CJ Moseley: $10 million savings (converting roster bonus into signing bonus prorated into 2022)
$69.8 million entering free agency
Graham Glasgow – 3 years $28 million ($8 million cap hit)
Joe Thuney – 5 years $60 million ($8 million cap hit)
Marcus Gilbert- 1 year $4 million ($4 million cap hit)
Breshad Perriman – 3 years $24 million ($6 million cap hit)
Dante Fowler Jr. – 5 years $80 million ($14 million cap hit)
Jimmy Smith – 2 years $10 million ($4 million cap hit + team option on 2nd year)
Case Keenum – 2 years $12 million ($6 million cap hit)
Glasgow and Thuney are clear targets to sure up the interior line. Glasgow obviously also brings some positional flexibility that would allow us to enter the draft with more flexibility and give us more grace in developing a potential rookie center. Marcus Gilbert gives us a solid T should Edoga not progress as hoped. Perriman fills the deep threat void left by Robby. Fowler, while inconsistent as times, gives us the rusher we’ve been dreaming about. I don’t love bringing in older DBs but Jimmy makes some sense if the price is right. Case is a solid vet back up. Nothing more, nothing less.
Post Initial Free Agency: $19.8 million
Trade: TB moves up for QB trades 1st, 3rd, and 6th
14: CeeDee Lamb, WR (Oklahoma)
A slight move down gives us a few more picks to work with and we’re still able to nab a potential #1 wideout.
48: Trevon Diggs, CB (Alabama)
A high upside DB that can hopefully be our #1 corner by 2021
68: Matt Hennesey, C (Temple)
76 (TB): Trey Adams, T (Univ. of Washington)
Back to back OL. Hennesey gives us the C with starting potential in year one. Adams has navigated back injuries, but when healthy seemed like a round 1 LT.
79: KJ Hamler, WR (Penn State)
More weapons for Darnold. More speed to for Gase to play with. Big time return potential
110: Lamar Jackson, CB (Nebraska)
Another DB with some upside. Hopefully won’t need to be thrown in the fire
141: Antonio Gibson, RB (Memphis)
A Ty Montgomery replacement. Maybe Gase will know what to do with him…
172: Michael Turk, P (Arizona State)
175 (TB): Dominik Eberle, K (Utah State)
Back to back specialists. I know not everyone will be a fan of two rookies here, but with a coach like Boyer it’s worth the risk I believe.
203: Robert Windsor, DL (Penn State)
Just a solid rotation guy with that cliché “motor”. Could step into Anderson’s role in 2021.
Post Draft Class Signing: $11.3 million
Jamal Adams Extension
6 years $90 million (2020 cap hit increases from $7 million to $12 million)
Entering July 2020 Cap Space: $6.3 million
Assuming there will be a handful of late depth signings.
QB: Sam Darnold, Case Keenum
RB: LeVeon Bell, Antonio Gibson, Josh Adams
WR1: CeeDee Lamb
WR2: Breshad Perriman, Vyncint Smith
Slot: Jamison Crowder, KJ Hamler
TE: Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin, Daniel Brown
*With the extensions handed out I have zero clue what's going to happen with Wesco*
LT: Kelvin Beachum, Trey Adams
LG: Graham Glasgow, Alex Lewis
C: Matt Hennesey
RG: Joe Thuney
RT: Chuma Edoga, Marcus Gilbert
DE: Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, Robert Windsor, Nathan Shepard, Kyle Phillips
NT: Foley Fatukasi, Steve Mclendon
OLB: Dante Fowler, Jordan Jenkins, Terrell Basham
ILB: CJ Moseley, Blake Cashman, Neville Hewitt, James Burgess
CB1: Jimmy Smith, Lamar Jackson, Bless Austin
CB2: Trevon Diggs, Nate Hairston
Nickel: Brian Poole
FS: Marcus Maye, Rontez Miles
SS: Jamal Adams
K: Dominik Eberle
P: Michael Turk
KR: KJ Hamler, Antonio Gibson
PR: KJ Hamler, Antonio Gibson