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What will the Jets do with Tobias Enstrom?
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07-24-2012, 03:23 PM
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Enstrom would be harder to move if he was the QB on the #1 PP and a significant PKer. He's neither. IMO it would be hard to pay him $6.5 million for what he provides and as a budget franchise. The term he would likely look for would take us well into Wheeler, Kane, Burmistrov and Bogosian's prime (UFA years) and into Scheifele's 2nd deal. That is a significant amount of money if those guys turn out.
Right now is a good time to strike pending the outcome of Weber and with Nash to NYR. Teams like Detroit, Philly, Vancouver, maybe Nashville if they take the picks, have space to accomodate a high salaried player at this point, and a need or want for one.
If we could get something like this, I'd be all over it:
Landon Ferraro (or a different solid top 9 prospect)
filler [draft pick(s)]
[filler, draft pick or mid-level prospect (Gregoire, rights to Kulda)]
I was going to propose Enstrom for Brendan Smith. I really don't think we need O assets as much as we do D assets at this point especially if we can't get Toby into a reasonable deal.
Smith is 23 years old and ready for prime time now after paying his dues in the Detroit system. He is 6'2" 205 (ish) former 1st round draft choice and a left handed shot with offensive upside. Smith, Bogosian, and Trouba would be three quarters of a very special long term top 4 grouping. Plus we would have him until he was 27 years old (pending new CBA). Toby is going to cost us $6 million a year in his new deal and although I like Toby more than most Jets fans but I think his offensive talents are redundant on a team with Buff, Bogosian, and Postma and I think Smith will put up 30 points this year.
I firmly believe Smith could play top 4 minutes this year (I could be wrong). I salivate at the thoughts of a Smith Bogosian top pairing in a year or two.
The problem is I really doubt Detroit would touch this.
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