The New York Jets had about $90 million in cap space. They seemingly couldn’t get anyone to take any of it until Tuesday. Could that be because they’re the New York Jets?
Probably. However, the Jets have apparently thrown enough money at free agent cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who most of us felt was the top corner on the market, that he will sign with them.
The #Jets are expected to sign CB Trumaine Johnson to a deal worth roughly $15M per year, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
The Jets weren’t even mentioned in the Johnson chase. However, we predicted Johnson would get $15 million annually just last week. And let’s be honest. That’s probably overpaying for a guy who has never made a Pro Bowl.
It’s certainly more than the Packers can or would be willing to pay. That’s something we heard earlier in the day, although there were plenty of conflicting reports.
The price tag was just too high, although not at all unexpected. That’s what happens when you have a shit team like the Jets with loads of salary cap space.
As we also mentioned earlier, the top cornerback target for the Packers would now appear to be E.J. Gaines, if they are so inclined. The best corners already have agreements. And while Gaines may be better than most of them, if not all of them in terms of talent, he’s constantly injured.
Just what the Packers need, right? Another cornerback that’s constantly injured.
It now appears the only free agent the Packers were ready to go in big-time on was Jimmy Graham.
Unfortunately, if they don’t sign a free agent option at cornerback, it almost forces the Packers to draft a corner at No. 14 overall. That’s an unenviable position to be in. Best available? Sorry, gotta take a corner whether we want to or not.