The New York Jets have a number of issues on their roster and one major problem is their lack of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. While Mark Sanchez leaves a lot to be desired as a quarterback, he really doesn’t have much help. His biggest weapon is veteran wide receiver Santonio Holmes, but it doesn’t look like Holmes will be around much longer.
Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:
Holmes, who took pay cut in offseason, has $8.25M base salary in 2014 (count $10.75M against cap). Jets won’t keep him around at that price
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) April 21, 2013
Of course, the Jets will try to ask Holmes to take a pay cut if they really want to keep him around, but that doesn’t appear to be likely.
An interesting option for the Jets would be to use their top ten pick in the draft to take a dynamic playmaker like Tavon Austin, and then pick up a player like Barkevious Mingo with the first round pick they will acquire in the Darrelle Revis trade — it is going to happen.
We will find out how the Jets address their offensive woes in just a few days, but something has to be done.