Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) reacts during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets: A Team To Watch


In an interview with NyJets.com‘s  Eric Allen, draft expert Mike Mayock stated that “the Jets are a team to watch, as long as the quarterback continues to show signs of improvement”. He noted how much he likes watching the stout Jets defensive line and praised Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson for their play. However, there is much more than the play of one unit to look forward to going forward, a whole lot more.

After the 2012-13 season the Jets fired former general manager Mike Tannenbaum and brought in John Idzik from the Seattle Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks just won their first Superbowl and Idzik was a major part of building this team which can have sustained success for a while. When Idzik came to the Jets he was faced with a nightmare salary cap situation, a product of Tannenbaum’s win now, pay down the line attitude.

Moving into next season the Jets are in a position to shed the last of these high budget contracts and open up some real cap space. While this could mean potential bad news for Santonio Holmes, Mark Sanchez and Antonio Cromartie (as well as their fans), it could mean great things for the Jets. If these players are cut the Jets would have almost 50 million dollars in cap space, with plaenty of other options to free up more.

Before the start of the 2013 season ESPN had the New York Jets ranked 32nd out of 32 teams in the NFL, based mostly on the perceived level of talent on the team. Of course no one knew that Sheldon Richardson would go on to win Defensive Rookie of the year, but it is safe to say the Rex over performed with the current cast. A lot of free cap space and an upcoming draft with a few extra picks means the Jets are in good position to bring together a much stronger cast next season.

If Idzik, who was a part of building the current Superbowl Championship team, can navigate free agency wisely and make the most of the upcoming draft, the Jets might be a team to fear again come next season. As Mayock pointed out Geno will have to continue growing as a quarterback but with better, more reliable weapons on the outside this task could be made easier for the young signal caller. There will be other issues that need to be addressed in the off season but with the potential cap space Idzik will have it shouldn’t prove too difficult to inject this team with a lot of talent at a plethora of positions.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    The Jets will become Seattle East and when they play the Broncos (who turned into the Donkeys in the Super Bowl) they will do the same thing to them that Seattle did to them in the Super Bowl. Maybe not as convincing but the Donkeys will get another dose of the same medicine.

    • Pridenpoise

      What’s it like to be delusional.

      • Frank Antonelli

        Go (&*^)^)&*( yourself clown.

        • Pridenpoise

          Does your daddy let you suck his C***K with that mouth asshole.

          • Frank Antonelli

            I’m sure you live in your daddy’s place and I probably own his house and have fucked your mother. Clown.

          • Pridenpoise

            You couldn’t afford to rent my shed, which would be a step up from your tent, your mommy likes my house, especially when I fucking spray my load all over her face, she’s a greasy Wop just like her boy. Loves to get dirty that pig of a mother you have. Greasy Wop. Lmfao

          • Frank Antonelli

            I could buy and sell you 1000 times you ass clown.

          • Pridenpoise

            You couldn’t afford to buy a happy meal, and that’s why you suck dick for wooden nickels, you greasy fucken wop. Now go play in the street with your momma the ugly bitch with the moustache.

          • Frank Antonelli

            What a fucking loser you are. You are the typical troll that spends all day on message boards. You have no life. You piece of shit. I actually feel sorry for you. I hardly ever post on message boards with this one being an exception. You’re on all the time doing your troll act since you have NO LIFE.

          • Pridenpoise

            LMFAO, you’re the fucking, I seem to have hit a nerve with you and you can’t let it go, talk about no life, I make a comment and two seconds later you respond to it, which leads me to believe your hanging by the comp just waiting, you’re a fucking loser with nothing better to do but respond to me because you live in your mommy and daddy’s basement, have no job, and play video games with your boyfriend all day. I got you figured out greasy wop. Now go play hide the sausage with your boyfriend because we know you have nothing productive to do fuckhead. By the way I don’t feel sorry for you loooser.

          • Frank Antonelli

            What a fucking joke. Your job is trolling the internet like an idiot since you have no job, no life and no future. Here comes your response like the troll you are! GO FUCK YOURSELF.

          • Pridenpoise

            Look at you, I never post on here you’re such a fucking loser, you can’t stand not having the last word your a child, I’m the troll, lol, that’s a laugh you are an immature little weasel who still sucking mommys tit, SUCK MY COCK DIRTY GREASY WOP. you’ll have to wait till your moms done. Lmao. I’ve got a twenty dollar bet with somebody that your loser ass will respond to this, because your my bitch. So hurry up bitch.

          • Frank Antonelli

            Right on cue here comes the fucking troll. I’m sure you’ll be trolling other boards since that is the only fucking thing you know to do with your sorry ass life. This is my final and last response since I actually have a life and refuse to waste it talking to a moron like you!

          • Pridenpoise

            Look who the fucking moron is, last I checked your were not talking to me you were texting, much to my chagrin. Listen we both know that you got the shit beat out of you when you were younger so you come on here and mouth off, because you know you can get away with it. Your a internet mouth piece, you would never open your fucking mouth in public because I would stomp your fucking face in asshole. It’s your last text good, you fucking bore me your original text is a fucking joke and so are you, drop dead loser. I’m willing to bet your big mouth is back on here.