Cimini also mentions the possibility of the Jets being interested in franchise-tagged Ravens LB Matt Judon in a sign-and-trade scenario.
According to Cimini, he could see the Jets going as high as a three-year, $36 million deal with $20 million guaranteed for Jets WR Robby Anderson. However, that might not be enough to keep him if he gets an offer for $13 million per year in free agency.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss says the new CBA passing is good for the Patriots’ chances of re-signing QB Tom Brady.
Reiss writes the two key questions are still how much Brady really wants to stay in New England and how much Patriots HC Bill Belichick is willing to give financially, annually and emotionally to keep him.
NFL Media’s Michael Giardi points out the new CBA allows the Patriots to push money into future years in a new deal for Brady.
According to Curran, Brady isn’t melancholy about the possibility that his time with the Patriots could be coming to an end and he’s instead “at peace and looking forward to the possibilities in front of him.”
Curran says it “seems doubtful” that Brady’s preference at this point is to return to New England.
Dan Graziano notes that if the Patriots don’t re-sign QB Tom Brady before 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, an additional $6.75 million charge accelerates onto their 2020 salary cap.
With this in mind, Graziano expects New England to have a deal in place with Brady before Wednesday.