Show Me the Money, Jets Edition

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Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum does an interview in the hall after a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With all of the noise surrounding the Jets this offseason, as usual, you would think this was an active offseason for Mike Tannenbaum and his staff.

However, when you look at the financials, it turns out that it was not. It actually was very conservative.

According to the NFLPA, the Jets only used $49.7 million overall in guaranteed money for draft picks, veterans, and Mark Sanchez’s extension.

Take into account that $20.5 of it went to Mark Sanchez’ extension, so that leaves only $29.2 million used for all other player acquisitions. Very conservative if you look at Mike’s past history.

Why? Is there a budget that was more stringent than before? Are the Jets planning something major in the next couple of offseasons? Hard to say, but it is just interesting to note. Turn the page for a chart of acquisitions, thanks to Rich Cimini of espn.com

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