New York Jets Salary Cap Page



January 21, 2013

The Components of a NFL Contract and the Salary Cap

Explaining how nfl contracts are structured, how each part of the contract affects the salary cap, and what the concept of dead money is to the NFL accounting systems

January 20, 2013

NFL Predictions: Championship Round

Predictions for the Championship Round...

January 19, 2013

Looking at the Miami Dolphins Salary Cap

We take a look at the Dolphins cap situation, and what options they have to improve the team via free agency.

January 18, 2013

How John Idzik Fits the Jets

Looking at the new potential GM, seeing where he fits strongly with the team and where things are different.

January 12, 2013

Looking at the Buffalo Bills Salary Cap

We take a look at the Bills cap situation and what options they have to improve the team...

January 12, 2013

NFL Predictions: Divisional Round

Predictions for the Divisional Round...

January 12, 2013

Podcast: More on Cap Management and the Press Conference

Nothing really new if you read the articles, but some thoughts on the weeks events

January 11, 2013

Cap Management Part II

A follow up on the first cap article hoping to clarify some points....

January 11, 2013

Cap Management

John Claytons report and other interviews stir up discussion.....

January 10, 2013

Valuing our Free Agents- Offense

Examining the Jets 2013 Free Agents on offense and estimating their worth.....

January 9, 2013

Thoughts on the Press Conference and GM Search

Thoughts on yesterdays media tour and GM search taking a turn towards Scott Cohen...

January 6, 2013

Assessing the Roster- Safety

Improvements galore for 2012 but uncertainty in 2013...

January 6, 2013

Assessing the Roster- Cornerback

Its the best in the NFL, but should they keep it together?

January 5, 2013

Podcast: Thoughts on Mike Tannenbaum and the Organiation

Our second podcast with a look at the Jets philosophy of looking backward and the pros and cons of Mr. T

January 5, 2013

NFL Predictions: Wildcard Round

Predictions for the Wildcard Round...

January 4, 2013

Assessing the Roster- Outside Linebacker

Is there a starter on the roster at this position?

January 3, 2013

Assessing the Roster- Inside Linebacker

Overpaid with no results....

January 2, 2013

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 17

Our final evaluation of the 2012 NFL Season

January 2, 2013

Assessing the Roster- Defensive Tackle

Examining the few Defensive Tackles on the team....

January 1, 2013

Assessing the Roster- Defensive End

Moving to the Defensive side of the ball and we start with a good group....

December 31, 2012

Projected 2013 NFL Draft Pick Salary Cap Numbers

Estimating what the first two rounds will cost the Jets, Bills, and Dolphins....

December 31, 2012

Assessing the Roster- Offensive Line

Its taken awhile but we finally get to a position of strength....

December 30, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 9 Bills 28

I dont know if there is any talk of the game in here, but instead some overall thoughts on the team

December 30, 2012

Assessing the Roster- Tight End

What to do with Dustin Keller and the position next season...

dc December 28, 2012

Assessing the Roster- Wide Receiver

Do the Jets have anyone who can make an impact and stick in 2013 at this spot?

December 27, 2012

The Great NFL MVP Debate

Everyone has an opinion on who should win, so here is my analysis...

December 27, 2012

Assessing the Roster- Running Back

Turning our attention to the running backs and what the Jets should be looking for in 2013.

December 26, 2012

Assessing the Roster- Quarterback

Evaluating what the Jets have on the roster and looking at options for 2013.

December 26, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 16

Power rankings for the week.

December 23, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 17 Chargers 27

Thankfully there is just one more of these left...

December 22, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 16

All the predictions for week 16....

December 21, 2012

Podcast: Some Jets Thoughts

Went with the audio approach to save some typing time tonight...

December 21, 2012

The Value of Laron Landry

Turning our attention to Laron Landry and his contract status. Jets fans want him back, but what will the cost be? Time to examine the production and the market for NFL Safties...

December 20, 2012

Exploring the Trade and Contract Options for Mark Sanchez

We know that there is a great deal of financial pain involved with Sanchez, but lets take a logical look at what he might receive if traded and what other options the Jets might consider...

December 18, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 15

Power rankings for the week.

December 18, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 10 Titans 14

A fitting end to the season...

December 13, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 15

All the predictions for week 15....

December 12, 2012

Listen to Jets salary cap talk on Jets Confidential Radio

Just wanted to share a link with everyone of a radio spot I did last night with Jets Confidential Radio...

December 11, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 14

Power rankings for the week.

December 3, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Jaguars

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

December 9, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 17 Jaguars 10

I feel like its watching preseason football in December...

December 6, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 14

All the games are now up

December 6, 2012

Four Game Expectations: Mark Sanchez

Looking at the next 4 games to keep this all in perspective and define the expectations for Sanchez the rest of the way...

December 5, 2012

An Overview of Mark Sanchez' Contract History

Revisiting the extension, what role in plays in keeping him around, and how it should have played out instead...

December 4, 2012

Debating the Mark Sanchez Mistake

Looking back at the draft cost, how the team handled him, and how they thought that this was the right way to teach a QB...

December 4, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 13

Power rankings for the week.

December 3, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Cardinals

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

December 2, 2012

Mark Sanchez' Contract and Future Possibilities

With the team finally waiving the white towel on Sanchez we take a look at his contract and where the Jets can go from here...

December 2, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 7 Cardinals 6

Brief thoughts on the team after the QB change...

November 30, 2012

Focus on the Decision Making Not the Salary Cap

Its easy to just blame the cap for all the teams issues moving forward, but that loses sight of the true problem...

November 29, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 13

Picks for week 13...

November 29, 2012

Crumbling in the Face of Adversity

A look at just how bad this team has been in defeat compared to the other infamous teams in Jets history...

November 20, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 12

Power rankings for the week.

November 26, 2012

Thoughts on Fireman Ed

Some thoughts on the end of an era as Fireman Ed retires from the team...

November 25, 2012

A Look at the Jets Salary Cap Problems

How and Why did they get here and where do the Jets go from here...

November 24, 2012

The ineffectiveness of the 2012 New York Jets

Examining the drive efficiency of the offense and defense this year...

November 23, 2012

Where did things go wrong for the 2012 Jets

Everyone wants to point to getting rid of the wrong players, but its more about poor leadership development and draft strategy...

November 23, 2012

Accepting Responsibility

Its not just Rex that refuses to admit the problems. Its the genearl manager and its been going on for years.

November 23, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Patriots

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

November 22, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 19 Patriots 49

Ive never seen a game like that in my life. Just a complete comedy...

November 22, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 12

Im wrong alot, lets hope Im wrong on the Jets game....

November 20, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 11

Power rankings for the week.

November 20, 2012

A Must Win For Rex Ryan

Examining Rex Ryans career record against good teams and how this could be his last chance this season to reverse the trend.

November 19, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Rams

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

November 18, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 27 Rams 13

Finally a win...

November 16, 2012

Who Deserves Responsibility for the Tim Tebow Trade

Everyone claims they wanted him and the owner claims he just signed off on what the football guys wanted. Now Ill go back in time to revisit the whole cluster that began in March and see if there is any truth to what anyone is saying.

November 15, 2012

NFL Offensive Line Rankings

Taking a break from the Jets and looking at various players around the league and how they grade in pass protection with a focus on the AFC East.

November 15, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 11

Latest group of losing choices...

November 14, 2012

What Has Happened to the Jets Organization?

Manish Mehta paints a picture of yet another locker room implosion about to occur. My thoughts....

November 12, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 10

After a two week power outage the power rankings are back and we have now added a season win predictions...

November 11, 2012

What Does Rex Ryan See in Mark Sanchez?

A look at some of Marks numbers over his career just to graphically look at how bad he has been. How the coach stands for it is anyones guess.

November 11, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Seahawks

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

November 11, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 7 Seahawks 28

Another week another blowout loss.

November 9, 2012

Is 2013's Salary Cap Driving the Jets 2012 Decisions?

Some theories on whether or not the Jets are managing 2012 because of their salary cap concerns in 2013 with a focus on Tim Tebow and the Jets lack of use of him

November 8, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 10

Still no power, but picks are in....

October 29, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Dolphins

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

October 28, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 9 Dolphins 30

The Jets should refund the ticket money after this effort

October 25, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 8

All the picks for the week....

October 23, 2012

Reviewing the Controversial Playcalls

With the emotion gone from the Patriots game lets go back and look at some of the things the Jets are being criticized for and if it is unfair criticism or if the playcalls were closer to that of the norm in the NFL

October 23, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 7

Power Rankings for the early NFL season using my scoring metric...

October 22, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Patriots

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

October 21, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 26 Patriots 29

I feel devastated and Im sure so does everyone else. Crushing loss and the team deserved better

October 18, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 7

All the picks for the week....

October 16, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 6

Power Rankings for the early NFL season using my scoring metric...

October 15, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Colts

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

October 14, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 35 Colts 9

Nice to have a good game for a change...

October 11, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 6

All the picks for the week....

October 10, 2012

AFC East Quarterbacks: Actual vs Expected Performance

Examining how the four QBs are performing based on passing distance and using the league average to determine how much better or worse than are performaing than the average QB.

October 9, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 5

Power Rankings for the early NFL season using my scoring metric...

October 9, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Texas

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

October 9, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 17 Texans 23

Other than special teams I didnt find much to be happy with this week depsite the closer than expected score...

October 4, 2012

NFL Pass Rusher Efficiency, Thru Week 4

Checking out how the individual pass rushers are shaking out around the NFL and specifically in the AFC East.

October 4, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 5

All the picks for the week....

October 2, 2012

AFC East Drive Efficiency, Thru Week 4

Looking at how the teams in the AFC East fare based on their starting field position and comparing it to the league averages.

October 2, 2012

NFL Efficiency Power Rankings, Week 4

Power Rankings for the early NFL season using my scoring metric...

October 1, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs 49'ers

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

September 30, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 0 49'ers 34

Every year there is always going to be at least one complete rant for a post game, but rarely do they come in September....

September 28, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 4

All the games are online.

September 27, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 4

We'll take the points with the Browns...Be back with the rest of the week in a day or two.

September 26, 2012

The Future of Darrelle Revis

Alot of thoughts around the net on where this injury leaves Revis. Lets take a look at his contract and the possibilities...

September 24, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Dolphins

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

September 23, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 23 Dolphins 20

At least the Jets came away with the win this week. Imagine how bad this would be if they lost 23-20...

September 22, 2012

On the Bryan Thomas Release

Why the Jets did it and why it means nothing....

September 21, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 3

We have the rest of the games up for the week...

September 20, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 3

Just the Giants over the Panthers for today...

September 17, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Steelers

Official snap counts for the game, plus cumulative totals....

September 16, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 10 Steelers 27

A little dose of reality this week....

September 13, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 2

All the games are now up...

September 9, 2012

Playing Time: Jets vs Bills

Official snap counts for the game....

September 9, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets 48 Bills 28

who would have ever though the Jets would score 48 points in the season opener? Not me....

September 8, 2012

A Brief Explanation of the New NFL IR and Trade Rules

Going over the new rules and how they may impact a team financially...

September 6, 2012

Breaking Down the Jets vs the Bills

Previewing the season opener...

September 5, 2012

NFL Predictions Week 1

It's that time of year again...

September 1, 2012

New York Jets: An Offseason Salary Cap Review

Reviewing the Jets offseason roster moves and seeing where they stand, position by position, in terms of salary cap in 2012

September 1, 2012

New England Patriots: An Offseason Salary Cap Review

Reviewing the Patriots offseason roster moves and seeing where they stand, position by position, in terms of salary cap in 2012

September 1, 2012

Miami Dolphins: An Offseason Salary Cap Review

Reviewing the Dolphins offseason roster moves and seeing where they stand, position by position, in terms of salary cap in 2012

September 1, 2012

Buffalo Bills: An Offseason Salary Cap Review

Reviewing the Bills offseason roster moves and seeing where they stand, position by position, in terms of salary cap in 2012

August 30, 2012

One Last Look Backward as the Jets Move Ahead

Looking at last years drive stats to see where the team may need to improve and where they must maintain success if they want 2012 to be a playoff season

August 28, 2012

Gronkowski vs Hernandez: Contract Comparisons

Looking at the two stud tights ends on New England and seeing who got the better deal

August 27, 2012

Thoughts on the Trade for Jason Smith

Ranting a bit about just what the Jets are doing.

August 27, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets/Panthers

They certainly looked better, but is it good enough for the real games?

August 20, 2012

Thoughts on Mike Tannenbaum's Future

My two cents on what our GM has done and whether he should stay or go if the season looks anything like that preseason mess against the Giants.

August 18, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets/Giants

Just ugly...

Agust 10, 2012

Post Game Thoughts: Jets/Bengals

A few thoughts on the first preseason game of the year

July 26, 2012

Ranking the NFL Cornerbacks

A look at the players who have played in at least 50% of the snaps for the last three seasons, statistically ranking them, and seeing if it is as clearcut as we all think as to who is the best.

July 23, 2012

A Quick Look at Jeff Otah

Examining what the trade for Otah might mean for the Jets.

July 12, 2012

NFL Playoff Success Through the Years

Looking at 3 eras of the playoffs from the 1970s to today to see if the league parity has really changed the NFL as much as everyone believes it has.

June 26, 2012

NFL Offensive Line Rankings

Flipping the pass rushing scoring system around to look at the NFL's offensive linemen with a focus on the AFC East.

June 17, 2012

Managing the Risk in a Contract, Starring Dustin Keller

Keeping on the cap theme we'll examine some ways that a team can try to best project and manage the risk of signing a player. We'll use Dustin Keller as an example and play around with his numbers and the tight end position.

June 15, 2012

Managing the Salary Cap

Some opinions on how the Jets manage the salary cap, why their cap management has been effective, and if it will continue to be effective in 2013

June 11, 2012

Addressing the John Clayton 2013 Cap Report

Are the Jets really $19 million over the 2013 salary cap?

June 8, 2012

Analyzing Rob Gronkowski's Extension

Where it really stands among the elite Tight Ends in the NFL

June 6, 2012

Pass Rusher Performance

Revisiting the OLB valuation from the Cameron Wake deal to come up with a more complete metric to evaluate the performance of a pass rusher

June 3, 2012

The Revis Two Year Argument

Was Revis' deal really a 2 year contract disguised as a 4 year contract? Peter king seems to think so...

June 3, 2012

Looking at Tony Sparano, Mark Sanchez, and Tim Tebow

Going in depth on the Miami Dolphins offense and their QBs under Tony Sparano and seeing just where Sanchez and Tebow may fit it.

May 23, 2012

The (Non)Use of Santonio Holmes

Looking back at 2011 and seeing just why Holmes was fed up with the offense and seeing where he needs to be to stay happy in 2012.

May 19, 2012

Estimating a Contract for WR Wes Welker

Let's look at the Patriots star WR and take a stab at what he may possibly earn from them.

May 15, 2012

2012 NFL Rookie Contract Tracker

Cap hits for the 2012 rookie class. Will be updated through the spring and summer.

May 9, 2012

The Value of a Cornerback

Using a similar success/failure criteria as I did for pass rushers coming up with a way to see if the corner can be credited with causing as many failures as a pass rusher.

May 8, 2012

Paying a Pass Rusher: Cameron Wake

I've seen some articles talking about how Miami may have overpaid for Wake this week. So for the Dolphin fans and contract fans I tried to come up with a few metrics to judge the performance of Wake against some other players at his position.

May 7, 2012

Mark Sanchez: Comparing Performance- Yards Per Completion

Looking at Sanchez' performance on a weekly basis over his 3 year career and comparing it to the major rookie starters since 2001, including the greats like Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger to the great busts of Joey Harrington and David Carr

May 4, 2012

Mark Sanchez: Comparing Performance- Completion Percentage

Looking at Sanchez' performance on a weekly basis over his 3 year career and comparing it to the major rookie starters since 2001, including the greats like Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger to the great busts of Joey Harrington and David Carr

May 3, 2012

Analyzing the Patriots Draft

Taking a peek at how New Englands choices stacked up based on draft history...

April 29, 2012

Analyzing the Draft: Round 6 and 7

Looking at the historcial selections in the draft and what it might mean for the 6th and 7th rounders...

April 29, 2012

Analyzing the Draft: Demario Davis

Looking at the historcial selections in the draft and what it might mean for the Jets 3rd round selection...

April 29, 2012

Analyzing the Draft: Stephen Hill

Looking at the historcial selections in the draft and what it might mean for the Jets 2nd round selection...

April 28, 2012

Projecting all 32 teams Year 1 Rookie Salary Allocation

Updated the listing to reflect all trades in the draft

April 28, 2012

Analyzing the Draft: Quinton Coples

Looking at the historcial selections in the draft and what it might mean for the Jets 16th overall pick in the draft...

April 21, 2012

The Timeline and Cost of Revis' Potential Holdout

When it would begin and how I believe it would work in terms of fines and salary forfeiture...

April 18, 2012

Value Pricing the NFL Running Back- Updated Pricing

With MJD now looking for a new contract I wanted to go back to the old ranking system and come up with price sets for the players similar to how I did the corners with some added thoughts on the market.

April 14, 2012

Q&A on Darrelle Revis' Contract

I've been getting alot of questions on Revis' deal and if there is a chance of another holdout this year. Here are some answers to those questions

April 9, 2012

Value Pricing the NFL Cornerback

Turning to the defensive side of the football to see if we can come up with a ranking system for corners and an idea for what exactly the players should be earning based on their actual performance

April 8, 2012

Average Team NFL Draft Scores from 1997-2007

A quick charting of how each NFL team did in the draft from 1997 thru 2007

April 7, 2012

What can the Jets Expect in the 2012 Draft

Scoring player production in the NFL draft by pick and seeing just what that might mean for the New York Jets draft class and what positions they might target to increase their chances of success

April 4, 2012

Estimating the Value of TE Dustin Keller

Trying to guesstimate a value for a fair contract for Dustin Keller

April 4, 2012

A Review of the Jets 2012 Offseason

A look at what the Jets did, where they might go from here, and a note on the 2013 salary cap

March 26, 2012

Projecting all 32 teams Year 1 Rookie Salary Allocation

Estimating all 32 NFL teams rookie salary allocations for the 2012 NFL Draft

March 22, 2012

A Look at the Tebow Contract

Breaking down the incentive structure of Tebows current deal

March 21, 2012

Tebow to the Jets Makes no Sense

Venting on the possibility of trading for the one QB in the league that is clearly inferior to who we already have

March 15, 2012

A Close Look at the Sione Pouha Contract

Why this is such a great deal for the Jets and Pouha as well

March 14, 2012

Projecting the Year 1 Rookie Salaries

Trying to predict what each rookie may cost the Jets in cap dollars in 2012

March 10, 2012

Behind the Mark Sanchez Extension

A look at how this is nothing more than a 2 yearaudition for a job....

February 28, 2012

Trading Bart Scott?

A quick look at why the Jets may be interested in shopping Bart and the cap ramifications of such a move.

February 24, 2012

Salary Cap Updates: AFC East

Taking a look at some of the teams recent moves and what might be upcoming in the next few days.

February 20, 2012

Value Pricing the NFL Running Back

Extending some of the different metrics to the RB position to see where the value lies and why most teams should not be signing free agents to any type of big money contracts. Just a warning that this is a long one...

Reprint: May 26, 2011

Is Randy Moss Worth a Look?

With the crazy rumor mill heating up about Randy Moss I dug up my old article from last year about why it would probably not be such a good idea for anyone to give him a look.

February 10, 2012

Why Keep RT Wayne Hunter?

Trying to lay out some of the reasons why keeping Wanye Hunter was possibly in the Jets best interests.

February 4, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 10-1

The top 10 regular season performers of all time.

February 2, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 15-11

We are now in the top 20 of all time.

January 30, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 20-16

We are now in the top 20 of all time.

January 29, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 25-21

Using my rating system to rank all 45 SB champions over the next two weeks. Part five with teams 25 thru 21.

January 28, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 30-26

Using my rating system to rank all 45 SB champions over the next two weeks. Part four with teams 30 thru 26.

January 26, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 35-31

Using my rating system to rank all 45 SB champions over the next two weeks. Part three with teams 35 thru 31.

January 24, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 40-36

Using my rating system to rank all 45 SB champions over the next two weeks. Part two with teams 40 thru 36.

January 23, 2012

Super Bowl Champion Efficiency Rankings, 45-41

Using my rating system to rank all 45 SB champions over the next two weeks. We have numbers 45-41 this week with some brief thoughts on the teams as well as videos of the teams rise to glory

January 21, 2012

Estimating the Value of WR Stevie Johnson

A Bills request to get a guesstimate on their star WR, Stevie Johnson.

January 21, 2012

NFL Predictions- Championship Round

Lets take a look at who is going to advance to the Super Bowl this week

September 21, 2011

The New Franchise Tag Rules and Projections

Bumping an old article looking at the franchise tag possibilities for 2012

January 18, 2012

Getting Under the 2012 Salary Cap

A look at where the Jets stand in regards to the salary cap and some moves that can be made to free up some space.

January 13, 2012

NFL Predictions- Divisional Playoffs

Lets take a look at the divisional round this week

January 12, 2012

Value Pricing the NFL Quarterback

Using a few different QB scoring metrics to determine a proper QB value and the comparing that value with their current contracts and where their contracts likely should be

January 12, 2012

NFL Pass Defense Efficiency

A final look at rushing Defenses of the NFL

January 10, 2012

NFL Rushing Efficiency

A final look at rushing offenses of the NFL

January 9, 2012

NFL Passing Efficiency

A final look at passing offenses of the NFL

January 8, 2012

Why Peyton Manning Likely Can't Be Traded

An update on the Manning deal and why a trade for any NFL team is probably not going to happen..

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