Kensat30 wrote:Why do they need Jones to restructure?
The guy is only making like $1 million this year, they already paid him a lot of money the last two years, and he has multiple years left on his contract. Thomas Jones has absolutely zero say in his future with the team. HE can even sit out and New York isn't hurt too badly because they have Green now. Personally, I think Jones would be doing them a favor if he sat out, that way the team can get someone out there who can actually make the defense put together a gameplan.
Washington is an entirely different story. Unless they plan on franchising him continually for the next several seasons, they are best served getting his contract done asap while his value is still down. Guy was a 1st team ALL PRO last season as a returner, but thankfully he had extremely limited touches as a backup RB and they probably only need to give him low starting RB money to keep him around long term.
You're right. I had read somewhere that his contact was super backloaded and that he was making a ton of money this year and next year but I just looked it up and he's only getting $1M this year. It's next year that the Jets will have to come up with his $2.8M salary plus a $3M roster bonus. This is also why TJ is angling for a new contract because he wants more guranteed money now before he has a "bad" year which will most definitely be this year if the Jets stick Sanchez out there, and before the Jets release him because there is no way he's get nearly $6M at his age in the final year of that contract.
I still think that the Jets don't lose much if he's released *when* he makes a big stink about this.