Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
It turns out that John Idzik is not getting any additional draft pick help from the league.
The NFL, just a short while ago, announced the awarding of 32 compenstatory draft picks to 16 teams around the league.
The Jets? They didn’t get any.
How does it work? To make it simple, if you lose more free agents than you sign in an off-season, that following year, you are entitled to compensatory draft picks, not to exceed four.
Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.
This season, the picks are placed within the 3rd-7th rounds, based on the value of the free agents lost, determined by the formula as noted above.
Well, to build through the draft in 2013, John and co. are going to have to do it the old fashioned way, with the picks they have or will trade for.