I had promised myself that I wasn’t going to do a Mock Off-Season plan this year but the lure of that Free GGN T-Shirt had me to change my mind. Unlike most of the GGN readers, I can’t just pop on down to Appleby’s for their amazing mouth-watering menu and great deals. A Gillette razor is about as useful to me as it is for a hockey player on his way to Stanley Cup victory. I like to be hairy and no product associated with New England will ever get to feel the touch of my Johnson & Johnson soft moisturised face. A GGN T-Shirt, now that’s something I could wear with pride (and obviously help with the Global marketing of GGN, hint, hint Judges).
So without further ado let’s get my plan under way.
According to NYJetscap we have $23.6M in cap space at the moment. Nick Folk’s franchise tag is accounted for in that number so I will carry on my plan assuming we have Folk as our Kicker for 2014 at the $3.5m cap figure.
Firstly I will cut
Holmes ($8.25M saving),
Sanchez ($8.3M saving),
Cro ($9.5m saving),
Goodson ($1.3m saving),
Landry ($1.5M saving), and
Ijalana ($900k saving)
This will now leave us with $53.35M in cap to attack FA and the draft.
Here are our FA’s I’d look bring back
Cumberland 1 year $1.3M
Howard 3 year $14M ($4M against this year’s cap)
Pace 1 year $1.5M
Douzable 3 year $7m ($1.5M against this year’s cap)
Ed Reed 1 year $1M
Folk Franchise Tag $3.5M already accounted for.
After these moves we now have $44.M approx. in cap
FS Antoine Bethea 4 year $22M ($4.5M against the cap this year)
CB Aqib Talib 5 year $46M ($7M against the cap this year)
MLB Karlos Dansby 3 year $17M ($5M against the cap this year)
TE Brandon Pettigrew 3 year $12M ($3.5M against the cap this year)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey 3 year $8M ($2M against the cap this year)
OG Jon Asamoah 5 year $33M ($5M against the cap this year)
QB Jason Campbell 2 year $6.5M ($3M against the cap this year)
After FA we now have $14M left in cap space to sign our Draft picks and have some wriggle room during the season.
Round 1 Pick 18 T
Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State
Round 2 Trade!!!
Round 2 Pick 35
Allen Robinson WR Penn State
Round 3 Bucs pick
Lamarcus Joyner CB/FS Florida State
Round 3 Jets pick
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa
James Gayle OLB Virginia Tech
Round 5 Comp Pick
Devonta Freeman RB Florida State
Well there you have it Folks. 7 new FA’s signings costing $30M and 6 new Rookies that I would be hope full could have an impact in 2014.Feel free to critique below. Thanks