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Da Brick Gets His Green

The New York Jets have locked up pro bowl left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to a six year contract extension worth $60 million, of which more than half will come in guaranteed money. The deal is nearly identical to the extension the Eagles gave Jason Peters, another pro bowl left tackle they had recently acquired from Buffalo. The Jets’ contract issues are far from solved though. Pro bowl center Nick Mangold, all-pro Darrelle Revis, and starting inside linebacker David Harris all have expiring contracts. The Ferguson deal may have opened the floodgates, showing the other three that the organization will pay top dollar for their services.

The Jets will have some tough choices to make, however. Known as a franchise that is not afraid to let their players walk, will they allow Mangold or even Revis to test the free agent waters? The Jets also have been having trouble selling seats at their brand new stadium, so Woody Johnson could be very reluctant to dish out three fat contracts. If not, rookies Vladimir Ducasse and Kyle Wilson may have to grow up fast and pick up the slack on the offensive line and in the defensive backfield.


July 7, 2010 Posted by | NFL News | Leave a comment