It turns out NFL players are a lot like the rest of us: They see the free-agent contracts being handed out to NBA players and are envious.
Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, tweeted as much Sunday morning, a day after some basketball players agreed to nine-figure contracts.
Boston would now need a series of transactions to create cap space for Gordon Hayward. The Celtics would have to pull the qualifying offer on Kelly Olynyk, renounce free agents Jonas Jerebko, James Young, Gerald Green and waive the contracts of Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson (or trade). The Celtics would be left with $27.6M in room and likely need to move the contract of Terry Rozier or Marcus Smart. Trading Rozier would have the Celtics short $1M of a max salary a lot.
In 2017, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles might as well keep that quote posted on their respective office walls. The rebuilding (tanking?) New York franchise and Real Cheap Jerseys its fans don’t have much to see in the present. They know this season is all about the future.
No, the Jets have not yet figured out what to do for the long term at quarterback, and first-year offensive coordinator John Morton might be joining a lame-duck coaching staff. But the vast majority of New York’s offseason moves signal a transition to a new era.
Granted, they also prompt the kind of pessimism that has many Super Cheap Jerseys China predicting a regression from a 5-11 season in 2016. One NFL executive even called this Jets team the worst roster he’s seen in a decade.