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This table shows the importance of drafting well. It is pretty incredible the Jets have so much young talent on their defensive line and still are spending less than 18 other teams.
On the other hand, the Jets spent quite a bit on the cornerback position in the offseason. They now have more cap space dedicated there than any team in the league. This is also about drafting. It is at least partially a sign the new regime is not sold on the young corners the team selected over the last few seasons. Spending at corner became a necessity. It is a premium position in Todd Bowles' defense.
Unlike last season, the general manager and head coach seem to be on the same page so the Jets used a big chunk of their excess cap space getting Bowles players to help him run his system.