Welcome to the offseason. With Super Bowl LI in the books, the NFL spotlight turns to next season. Officially, the league year doesn't begin until March 9 (the start of free agency), but there will be a lot of activity over the next four weeks, especially for the New York Jets. Prepare for bloodshed. The Jets are $7 million over the projected $168 million salary cap, according to overthecap.com. They could get a small break, as commissioner Roger Goodell indicated last week the cap could exceed $170 million. Either way, the Jets are in bad shape and will have to dump salary. They can clear $17 million in a New York minute by releasing Ryan Clady ($10 million savings), Breno Giacomini ($4.5 million) and Erin Henderson ($2.6 million). To me, the most intriguing decision involves Darrelle Revis, one of the best players in franchise history. The Jets figured they'd get at least three good years out of Revis when they signed him to a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015, but they saw a dramatic decline last season, putting his status in doubt. His return hinges on renegotiating his contract because the current cap charge ($15.3 million) is prohibitive.
Jets to release Darrelle Revis if he doesn’t agree to pay cut
ESPN | Feb 6