Now that the draft is in the past, and we have moved along in the process, you see a lot about Mr. Idzik and company. What do we see, exactly? The fact that he gets the job done quickly. He drafts the players that he wants on the Jets, and gets the contracts done quickly.
There may be only one week in the books since the draft completed, but that hasn’t stopped Idzik and the crew from moving ahead and doing so quickly. They may be bringing in UDFA’s, which is great, but they are also getting the contracts done with the draft class, now being completed with approximately half of them.
So far the team has signed:
LB Jeremiah George
WR Shaq Evans
WR Tajh Boyd
Ikemefuna “IK” Enemkpali
What does this actually mean? Well, in the grand scheme of things, probably very little. After all, the most recent collective bargaining agreement provides for a very consistent rookie salary structure. Go ahead through all of the teams, the rookie salaries are going to look almost the same when it is all said and done. Holding out will not do very much for either the player or the team in the rookie structures.
What it does show, however, is a willingness to bring his guys into the fold. Not only does John Idzik have a plan for whom he wants on the New York Jets roster, but he wants to institute that plan quickly. It instills a feeling of loyalty when you feel that your bosses want to have you around. When they have made it a priority to take care of you, you will more willing to give that back to your team.
All just part of the John Idzik plan and process.