The Jets are hoping to spend big money this offseason, in their effort to find a quarterback.

And while they have a sizable war chest of cap space, they’re probably going to create a little more today.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, today’s their deadline to pick up a $500,000 option on backup tackle Ben Ijalana‘s contract for next season, which would pay him $4.5 million in base salary.