New Jets general manager John Idzik has his work cut out for him in his first offseason in New York.
The Jets have some serious salary cap issues, as per Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
"As soon as the waiver period opens in February, the Jets will clear $30.7 million off their salary cap in less time than it takes to hail a cab in New York. They will release LB Calvin Pace ($8.56 million savings), LB Bart Scott ($7.15 million), OT Jason Smith ($12 million) and S Eric Smith ($3 million). Those moves will result in only $4.5 million in dead money.
Idzik will have to work under heavy constraints during free agency, as the Jets have so many need positions, including quarterback, and so little cap room.
The problem," Cimini continues "is that they will have only 10 starters under contract and not much cap room."
Here are several cost-effective moves Idzik and the Jets can make this offseason to greatly improve the team's roster next season.