The New York Jets had about $90 million in cap space. They seemingly couldn’t get anyone to take any of it until Tuesday. Could that be because they’re the New York Jets?
Probably. However, the Jets have apparently thrown enough money at free agent cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who most of us felt was the top corner on the market, that he will sign with them.
The #Jets are expected to sign CB Trumaine Johnson to a deal worth roughly $15M per year, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
The Jets weren’t even mentioned in the Johnson chase. However, we predicted Johnson would get $15 million annually just last week. And let’s be honest. That’s probably overpaying for a guy who has never made a Pro Bowl.
It’s certainly more than the Packers can or would be willing to pay. That’s something we heard earlier in the day, although there were plenty of conflicting reports.
The price tag was just too high, although not at all unexpected. That’s what happens when you have a shit team like the Jets with loads of salary cap space.
As we also mentioned earlier, the top cornerback target for the Packers would now appear to be E.J. Gaines, if they are so inclined. The best corners already have agreements. And while Gaines may be better than most of them, if not all of them in terms of talent, he’s constantly injured.
Just what the Packers need, right? Another cornerback that’s constantly injured.
It now appears the only free agent the Packers were ready to go in big-time on was Jimmy Graham.
Unfortunately, if they don’t sign a free agent option at cornerback, it almost forces the Packers to draft a corner at No. 14 overall. That’s an unenviable position to be in. Best available? Sorry, gotta take a corner whether we want to or not.
FORGET ABOUT THIS GUY!!!!
WE JUST GOT MUHAMMED WILKERSON!!!! HOLY SHIT BALLS! THE DUDE I WANTED! F*CK YES!!!!
Yea, forget this cat. This guy’s stats look like Wilkerson, a great season 3 years ago. But his last 2 seasons include a total of 3 interceptions and 25 passes defended…..big deal
For 15 mill/year….PASS.
Wilkerson looks like a beast though. In big games,given the chance,he may step up.
Graham is up there in age, but TE was a huge hole on this team.
with Randall and Nelson gone. Packers lost a #2 corner, King>Randall, and a #2 WR, Adams>Nelson’, and got a new #1 TE and new #1 pass rusher. They also gor Kizer, whose ceiling is higher than Hundley, and moved up in rounds 4 and 5 to 1st pick
Bravo Gute for quickly finding a good Jared Cook replacement somthing Ted Thompson never did last season, and for bringing in a tall feared pass rusher, another thing Ted Thompson never did.
If the draft finds two more studs at our weakest positions, probably o-line and safety (or corner), get rid of Bunett and Rolluns, the LBs, RBs ans WRs should be sufficient.
Don’t worry, you’ll be back to bitchin’ and complain’ (and firin’ – OH LORDY, OH GAWD, FIRE THEM ALL!!) when the Packers don’t go 19-0. Because deep down you love it when the Packers suck. It feels good to whine, like a bitch.
You’ll be back be to normal soon.
I guarantee it. /smile