The format for yesterday’s column seems to be popular, so while we’re at camp I’m going to stick to that. We tend to get notes on a daily basis and we’re full steam ahead to that first pre-season game against the Browns.
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There’s only one place to start today, and that’s on Aaron Rodgers contract.
We knew Rodgers had agreed to restructure his deal. We know now the details. Aaron Rodgers has taken a $35 million paycut to be a Jet. The deal is a 2-year agreement for $75 million, which is completely guaranteed. It means two things, Rodgers is here for two years minimum and he’s provided the Jets with considerable flexibility by reducing the fixed amount by around $35 million.
"The team gave up significant pieces for it to be just a one-year deal," he said. "I'm aware of that. ... Anything could happen with my body or the success we have this year, but I'm having a blast, so I really don't see this as a one-year-and-done thing”
The contract officially runs through 2027, but that’s down to option years being added to spread out the $35 million roster bonus that Rodgers will receive in a couple of days time.
What all of this means is that we’ve got a 4x MVP on the books this year with a cap charge of just under $9 million.
There were two worrisome injury notes from the session yesterday. The first is related to defensive end John Franklin-Myers who left with some groin pain. Saleh didn’t seem to be too concerned with that one and JFM tends to be one of the healthier players on the roster. The other was more concerning, and that’s Mekhi Becton being held out because “knee wasn’t up for it today, so we held him back.”
Thoughts: According to Saleh the JFM injury is minor and will likely cost him a few days. Saleh said that there was a chance that Becton practices tomorrow, which sounds good, but consider me a little sceptical.
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