In his latest mailbag, senior writer John Clayton dispels the notion that the Jets were tight with their money. They have been everything but the past several seasons, writes Clayton:
If anything, the Jets have been one of the most aggressive teams in football as far as trying to build a playoff-caliber roster. That aggressiveness has them knocking on the door of challenging the New England Patriots for supremacy in the AFC East.
Thanks to their acquisitions, the Jets have a dozen position players who have been to the Pro Bowl, the same number as the Patriots.
The Jets' aggressiveness comes with a price, of course. Clayton notes that "it's going to cost more than $200 million in contracts to extend Ferguson, center Nick Mangold, linebacker David Harris and cornerback Darrelle Revis."
Read the full mailbag here.