The New York Jets have not had the most exhilarating free agency this month. With multiple signings addressing the offensive line, re-signings of a few players and the not-so-flashy signing of current number-one wideout Breshad Perriman, the team hasn’t expended a ton of money.
Connor McGovern agreed to receive $18 million guaranteed, which is the most of their signings. Following that is George Fant‘s $13.7 million guaranteed. Brian Poole agreed to return with $5 million guaranteed.
Now, the team has the second-largest amount of cap space in the NFL as of March 30, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Official cap space by teams 1-11 (includes moves officially made):
1. HOU: 49,257,819
2. NYJ: 45,016,813
3. CLE: 43,703,760
4. LAC: 37,553,266
5. TEN: 32,509,301
6. WAS: 31,468,435
7. DET: 31,369,450
8. DEN: 29,819,797
9. DAL: 28,560,313
10. PHI: 27,868,177
11. IND: 26,863,345
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 30, 2020
These numbers don’t include deals that have been agreed upon but not finalized yet. Many deals have not been finalized across the league due to the coronavirus, and may not be for some time since teams cannot meet with the players. Regardless, the Jets have a surplus of dispensable money.
There are still numerous free agents available that could bolster the Jets’ roster. Ezekial Ansah and Jadeveon Clowney are looking for new homes and places to attack opposing quarterbacks. Although, Clowney seems unlikely at this point. Veteran receivers are hoping to find new places to reel in catches, and Sam Darnold needs those. However, drafting one seems more likely.
If the organization and GM Joe Douglas decide to splurge on some players, there is a surplus of options to choose from. If not, the amount of money available next offseason will surely be substantial, to say the least.