I'm going to try and do a mock offseason.
Bart Scott, saves 7.2 mil
Calvin Pace, saves 8.6 mil
Jason Smith, saves 12 mil
Eric Smith, saves 3 mil
Sione Pouha, saves 3.8 mil
Tim Tebow, saves 1.5 mil
saves 36.1 mil. Drops our team cap to 110.9 mil. We will carry over around $3 mil from unused money last season, so our max cap is around $124 mil. So we are about 13.1 mil under the cap.
Antonio Cromartie to Detroit for a 2013 2nd round pick and 2014 conditional pick based on performance and playing time. Saves Jets $8.25 mil against the cap, the Lions need CB help badly and Cro fits their scheme pretty well and his value is at its highest right now. The only problem is I think the Lions may have cap problems, not sure though so might not make sense oh well.
Jets cap drops from 110.9 to 102.65, so we are under by 21.35 mil.
Trade a 4th round pick for Matt Flynn, he will cost about $5 mil against the cap. reports are the Seahawks would trade him for a mid round pick. Maybe have to add a 2014 conditional pick. Fits in with the WCO.
Trade a 2nd round pick for Percy Harvin, the Vikings are going to get rid of him probably and the Jets need offensive players.
David Harris has a $13 mil cap hit, he has to restructure his contract to save the Jets more money. Players do it all of the time because they get their money still and it saves Jets cap space.
Santonio Holmes has a $12.8 mil cap hit, see if he will restructure.
Nick Mangold has a $9 mil cap hit, see if he will restructure.
Brick can't restructure since he did last season and players can't do it 2 years in a row.
Hopefully the Jets can save around $10 mil in cap space by restructuring these 3 contracts. I'll say we save $10 mil for this so our cap drops to 92 mil and we are under by 32 mil. $5 mil of that is for rookie contracts, so we really have $27 mil to spend on players.
Austin Howard will be tendered, probably cost around $1.6 mil or something.
Mike Devito, good character and plays many roles on the line. Shouldn't cost much.
Brandon Moore, depends on how much he wants. But I would say about $3 mil a year.
Braylon Edwards, cheap 1 year signing could end up being cut in camp.
Yeremiah Bell, he'll be cheap.
Jason Smith for cheap
Let Greene and Landry walk. Franchise Keller, $5 mil against the cap charge.
Lock up Darrelle Revis, sign him for about $12-14 mil a year. Set up his contract so that he doesn't have a huge cap hit this season, keep it around the $9 mil cap hit he currently has. We have a lot of cap space in 2014 and in the future.
Sign Connor Barwin, coming off of a down year but is young and athletic.
Trade down from pick 9 to some team wanting to trade up, if there is that option. Depending on where we trade down we could get a extra 2nd or 3rd round pick. I'll say we don't trade down far so we get a extra 3rd.
1-Dion Jordan, has the length you want for a pass rusher and athleticism to drop into coverage and play in space.
2-Stepfan Taylor, we need a #1 RB and Taylor is that man. He can catch out of the backfield, has the speed to break big runs.
3-Some OG or OT, don't know who to take Or Manti Te'o if he slips this far.
QB-Matt Flynn, Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy.
RB-Stepfan Taylor, Bilal Powell, Joe McKnight
WR-Santonio Holmes, Percy Harvin, Jeremy Kerley, BRaylon Edwards, Stephen Hill
TE-Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, Konrad Reuland (probably will add someone somewhere).
LT-D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Jason Smith
LG-rookie or Caleb Schlauderaff
C-Nick Mangold, Caleb Schlauderaff
RG-Brandon Moore, VLadd Ducasse
RT-Austin Howard, maybe a rookie
NT-Kenrick Ellis, Mike Devito, Damon Harrison
CB-Darrelle Revis, Ellis Lankster, Darrin Walls
S-TJ McDonald, Josh Bush
S-Yeremiah Bell, Antonio Allen, Tyrann Mathieu
CB-Kyle Wilson, Tyrann Mathieu. Probably add more CBs somewhere idk
Yeah, probably wouldn't happen but I would love that offseason.