Jets - Free Agents, Trades, Rumors, Speculation - 2012-13 (Part XI)
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02-22-2013, 04:46 PM
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Food for thought,
Would Jets fans rather have Horton at 5-6MM a year via or ROR 4.5MM via trade and lose players picks?
Well - I'd like both.
Love what ROR brings. If he can develop chemistry with Kane, then I'd want ROR more, and would give up Burmi and picks (3rd and/or 2nd, if pushed. I'd also be willing to give a 2014 1st in a bigger package (or Avs option to flip 1st rd picks in 2014), if a pick came back the other way).
But Horton does solidify that top 6 RW spot with a big body with skill. Maybe he would want to play in a Canadian market. But there's a risk there, if he continues to have concussion problems.
So, I'd only offer Horton a Ladd type contract - $22 mill over 5 yrs or say, $27 mill over 6 yrs. I'd offer ROR the same type of deal.
If they don't resign Antro, Welly, Mittens or Montoya. But do re-sign Haisney to a $3 mill/deal, and are able to move Olli for prospects/picks - that lowers the payroll a bit.
They could then go, next year, with:
Depending on deals to the Jets own key RFAs - Little, Wheeler and Bogo - might get away with having a cap hit of under $63 mill (or under the proposed $64 mill). With most of the players would be on multi-year deals.
Perhaps, in a year or two, Trouba eventually takes a top 4 spot - allowing the Jets to remove a high salary, like Buff or Enstrom.
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