Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Jets are expected to undergo a “serious roster purge” during the offseason after what has been a very disappointing year for New York.
Cole says that the Jets still need to get under the 2017 salary cap, so moves were obviously expected. However, Cole mentions that the Jets will attempt to rebuild their roster in the coming months, which could lead to them moving on from notable veterans like CB Darrelle Revis and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick among others.
One other thing to watch for the Jets is a potential trade involving DL Sheldon Richardson, according to Cole.
New York reportedly attempted to trade Richardson during the offseason and after locking up Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams coming off of a breakout year, you can expect to hear more trade rumors surround Richardson once the offseason is under way.
Revis, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2007. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $70 million contract that includes $39 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $17 million (2016), $13 million (2017), and $10 million (2018-2019) over the remainder of the contract.
According to OverTheCap.com, Revis still has $6 million of his 2017 salary guaranteed, which means releasing him would free up $7,333,333 in available cap space while creating $8 million in dead money. However, those figures could improve to $9 million in available cap space while creating $6,333,333 in dead money if he was designated as a post-June 1 release.
This season, Revis has appeared in 13 games for the Jets and recorded 49 tackles, no interceptions and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 76 cornerback out of 120 qualifying players.
Fitzpatrick, 33, wound up signing a one-year, $12 million contract that’s fully guaranteed with the Jets after a prolonged stalemate that cost him most nearly all of the offseason workouts.
In 2016, Fitzpatrick has appeared in nine games and completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 2,252 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding potential moves involving the Jets as the news is available.