Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan met with the media on Tuesday and laid out a vision of the offseason.
“I would say we have a lot of cap space,” he told reporters Tuesday. “We do have some players that are currently free agents that we’d like to re-sign and we’ll work through that process in time. I think we are going to be very active in free agency, but again, we haven’t made our final decisions on allocating our resources. But I do think we have a lot of potential to improve this team going forward.”
“We’re going to try to build this not just necessarily to be successful next year, but to be successful next year and the year after,” he said. “I think if you look where we’re at in terms of the cap, and not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but this year coming up and the following year, we have the ability to build this in terms of improving this team to where we want it to be. But I don’t think necessarily that you take an approach where you just mortgage the future and try to do everything in one year.”
Maccagnan is now receiving a second bite at the apple after his first attempt at rebuilding failed. If he is to be believed, it doesn’t sound like his philosophy has changed. Maccagnan started his tenure with the team with a very aggressive approach in free agency to build the team. Jets fans have to hope better choices are made this time around.