Over 100 days and counting, the NFL lockout is still on. The situation has gotten to a point that fans never would have thought it would get to following the conclusion of last February’s Super Bowl. If the lockout does not get resolved within the next couple of weeks, the NFL is in danger of losing millions of dollars and having the preseason cut short. There is even a chance that the first couple of weeks of the regular season might be in jeopardy should a deal not be agreed upon.
While there has been lots of back and forth between the players and owners filled with plenty of frustration for both sides as well as the fans of the sport, the past few days have been extremely positive with an agreement to end the lockout nearing.
The two sides have reportedly agreed on a rookie wage scale and are on the fast track to end the stalemate after months of conflict. A deal is set to be made within the next week, less than two months away from the start of the NFL season.
The end of the lockout will result in one of the shortest and craziest off-seasons in the history of the NFL. So hold on tight for a month of wheeling and dealing as free agency will open up for good and teams will finally be able to sign players.
This lockout has been especially tough on the New York Jets who have plenty of unsigned free agents to take care of before playing their first regular season game against the Dallas Cowboys. The New York front office has their work cut out for them when the locks come off and not much time to fool around.
And so with time not on their side, here are the first 5 things that the New York Jets must take care of the second after the NFL lockout comes to an end.