The New York Jets Cap
Here are some reasons why the Jets went from a team considered to be over the cap to a team that could land the best offensive AND defensive free agents of 2011:
- The so called, ‘dead money‘ will not count against the cap bring the Jets from one of the teams thought to be over the cap to being $7.8 million under the cap.
- A long-term deal with David Harris would likely free up more cap space as his current full franchise tender amount counts $10.2 million against the cap.
- Only $2.5 million of Santonio Holmes‘ $50 million contract counts toward this year’s cap.
- The willingness of Jets players such as Mark Sanchez to restructure their deals to make more cap room.