Fans may wonder why that money was not spent to improve the 2020 team? But general manager Joe Douglas said the Jets have a long-term plan and want to maintain flexibility for the next year and beyond. No cap space was used in this year, there is a lot of uncertainty around it in the following year and 2021 due to the financial consequences of COVID-19 and the lack of fans in the stands.
“We see it as a dollar that you spend today, it could be a dollar that you don’t have for next year’s cap,” Douglas said. “We are sitting here and we have a lot of uncertainty in terms of cap numbers for next year. We know what’s on floor 175 [million dollars]. We know that this can change. We do not know when we will have an answer for that. We have a game plan for how we will handle both this year and next year and the years ahead. ”
Douglas made one thing clear: the lack of spending is not due to any directive from ownership.
Douglas said, “When it comes to ownership, I’m not bound by any restrictions.” “There have been reports there. I have full autonomy when it comes to roster decisions. I work hand-in-hand with Dave Sockey from the football administration on the salary cap. In fact, we have a vision, we have a game plan. Is what we are trying to accomplish. We want the right flexibility. When the right player presents himself with the right opportunity, we are going to be aggressive. I am sure it may look like we are not doing it right now but We have a vision. ”
Sam Darnold was asked if there was any statistic he would like to improve this season.
“Completion percentage, always looking for improvement in completion percentage,” Darnold said. “I’m not super into the stats of what’s going on, the biggest stat win is the pillar, you know the wins and losses. But I think if I get my full percentage, we’ll see more wins on the table.”
Darnold completed 61.9 percent of passes last season, ranking 25th in the NFL.
Coach Adam Gasey hoped that WRS Breshad Perriman (knee) and Denzel Mims (hamstring) would be able to practice this week.
“We are feeling better than where we were two weeks ago,” Gesse said.
The Jets placed five players in injured reserve: WR Vincent Smith, WR Jeff Smith, OL Cameron Clarke, DL Jabari Zuniga and LB Patrick Onwuasar. Under the new rules this year, the Jets can bring back an unlimited number of players from IR after missing three games. … The Jets re-signed roster TE Daniel Brown, OL Josh Andrews, CB Nate Hairstone and S Matthew Farley. All were cut over the weekend.