We continue our series looking at potential Jets cap cuts this offseason with Jonotthan Harrison.
Cap charge if on the team in 2020: $2.25 million
Cap savings if cut: $2.25 million ($0 in dead money)
Why cutting Harrison would make sense: There is an odd perception that has emerged in some corners of the Jets fanbase that Harrison is a capable player. It is difficult for me to understand why. Harrison has been a weak link whenever he has been inserted into the lineup, not displaying much strength at the point of attack or capability to execute his assignments. The Jets haven’t been able to run the ball effectively with him anchoring the middle of the offensive line, and his pass protection is historically spotty.
The Colts have largely been ridiculed for the offensive line they put in front of Andrew Luck early in his career. Harrison was a part of those lines. There isn’t much track record of effective play. He will also turn 29 before the season so there isn’t upside here. The signing of Ryan Kalil didn’t work out, but I’m not sure you can say seeking an upgrade over Harrison in the starting lineup was bad thinking.
I’m not sure Harrison is worse than your typical backup center, but I’m not sure what makes him better than your typical backup center. That makes a $2.25 million pricetag too high.
Why cutting Harrison wouldn’t make sense: I guess you could argue the flip side of that last argument. While he isn’t better than your typical backup center, he probably isn’t worse if you ignore price.
What do you think?
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