Coffee with the New York Jets: Breaking down salary cap


Grab a cup of coffee with some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, a look at the Jets’ current salary cap, some new faces added to their college scouting staff and why the team is filled with so much talent, they could be headed to the NFL Playoffs thanks to their defense alone. Enjoy!

Analysis of New York Jets’ cap situation: ‘Old’ money at the top by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Check it out: The six highest salary-cap charges for 2015 belong to players in the 30-and-over age category. ( turns 30 in July.) This means close to 40 percent of this year’s cap is devoted to players near the end of their prime years or beginning the downside of their careers. Darrelle Revis"

New York Jets announce nine-man college scouting staff by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"You won’t recognize any of the names, but college scouts are the anonymous stars in every great organization. Maccagnan wanted to surround himself with his people, so he blew up the previous scouting staff even though it contributed to what was widely heralded as a successful draft."

Green & White Have Many Blue-Chippers by Eric Allen (

"Despite inheriting a star-studded defense, the Jets’ brain trust added a pair of shutdown corners in Revis and Cromartie to suffocate opposing passing games. Given the dominant play of Wilkerson and Richardson at the point of attack, Gang Green’s defense could single-handedly lead the team into the playoffs."

Jets Reorganize College Scouting Staff by Randy Lange (

"General manager Mike Maccagnan has announced the reorganization of the Jets scouting staff underneath senior director of college scouting Rex Hogan with the hiring of seven new scouts joining two scouts from last year’s staff."

New York Jets: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Quarterback by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)

"Things could always take a turn for the unexpected; who knows what will happen once Gailey lays his eyes on , the quarterback he helped turn into a $60 million man back in 2011 when the two were an item with the Buffalo Bills. Ryan Fitzpatrick"

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