Ian Rapoport has news on Ryan Clady's reworked contract with the Jets.
Ryan Clady's new deal with #Jets: 1-year deal for $6M base value with $3M guaranteed. Clady has 1 option year for $10M escalating to $13M— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 10, 2016
D'Brickashaw Ferguson's retirement clears up around $9 million in cap space for the Jets. Clady's deal gives the Jets a quality replacement with approximately a savings of one-third.
It also provides the team with little long-term commitment. Most deals in the NFL do not tie a team to a player for the long haul anyway. I certainly would not expect the Jets to commit to Clady for any extended period of time given his injury history. This still looks like a decent deal.
Given Clady's recent record of ailments and the importance of the left tackle position to which they are entrusting him, you cannot say this is a no risk move. I do think this is a risk worth taking given Clady's ability and track record. I also think the price was right. The reward is high.