Jets left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and the Jets have agreed to terms on a contract extension, and the full story is here. He will get $73.6 million for eight years.
"I am thankful for this opportunity and happy to continue playing for NY," Ferguson tweeted this afternoon.
His was the easiest of all the deals for the core four to get done, because of a rule this season that a player can't earn more than 30 percent next season than they did last. Ferguson got $6M in 209, while Nick Mangold and David Harris made less than $1M.
Darrelle Revis' deal hasn't been addressed yet this offseason. Revis and Mangold have said they would consider holding out during the Jets training camp if their deals are not done by then.
The fact that the Jets have been willing and able to get such a sizable deal done with Ferguson must give the remaining three food for thought.
Update: A league source confirms that Vladimir Ducasse has agreed to terms with the Jets as well today.