Jason Fitzgerald


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Jets Rework Contract of Brandon Marshall

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the New York Jets and wide receiver Brandon Marshall have agreed on a new contract that will increase his compensation by $1.3 million in 2015 and and $1.4 million in 2016.  The news kind of came as a bit of a surprise considering the team is in the midst of a contract dispute with star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and taken at face value this has the look of the Jets disregarding their own and funneling money to outsiders as Marshall came over to the Jets in a trade in March. But this is probably a contract that should not be taken that way.   (more…)

Adrian Peterson and Guaranteed Contracts

Today Vikings running back Adrian Peterson sent out a series of tweets regarding NFL contracts not being fully guaranteed and management holding the only right to terminate the agreement. Peterson is currently in a contract dispute with the Vikings over the fact that Peterson wanted to leave Minnesota and join another team in 2015.  Peterson has recently changed his stance somewhat about the contract, turning from opportunity to financials, asking the Vikings to make more of a commitment to him by apparently guaranteeing the remainder of his contract, which has fallen on deaf ears. Though Peterson is not the person to be at the front of the “guaranteed” contract movement I think his situation brings up some interesting discussion points with NFL contracts that are worth exploring. (more…)

Examining Muhammad Wilkerson’s Contract Situation With the Jets

Time to put on the Jets hat for the day and look at the situation between Muhammad Wilkerson and the New York Jets. Wilkerson is currently not attending offseason activities in part to show his unhappiness with his lack of a contract extension. Wilkerson is reportedly asking for a big contract in excess of $14 million a year which may be too much for the Jets to consider. So let’s explore the market (or lack therof) for 34 defensive ends and focus on Wilkerson’s place with the Jets…. (more…)

2015 SN Salary Cap Reports: Oakland Raiders

Over the course of the next few months I’ll be breaking down each teams salary cap situation, offseason roster changes, and contract situations that teams will be facing during the season for the Sporting News. I should have two of these up a week.

Our second entry is the Oakland Raiders, who seem to be waiting for something positive to happen before they really go hard at free agency.  Reggie McKenzie’s job should be on the line this season. Feel free to post any comments here.

Raiders Salary Cap Report

A Closer Look at the Tannehill Contract

The full details today came out on Ryan Tannehill’s new contract extension, originally from Joel Corry of CBS Sports, which allows us to get a better understanding of the contract. The important numbers I want to look at here are the timing of the cash flows associated with the contract to determine where this contract truly ranks among the current group of young quarterbacks in the NFL. Despite the bloated contract total, I would say that Miami did a pretty strong job in securing this contract. (more…)

2015 SN Salary Cap Reports: New York Giants

Over the course of the next few months I’ll be breaking down each teams salary cap situation, offseason roster changes, and contract situations that teams will be facing during the season for the Sporting News. I should have two of these up a week.

The first team up is the New York Giants who are at a very interesting point with three major contract decisions on their hands and what could be a last hurrah for their current way of managing their roster. Feel free to post any comments here.

Giants Salary Cap Report

Dolphins Extend Ryan Tannehill

The Miami Dolphins announced an extension for Ryan Tannehill that will pay him $96 million over the next 6 years which works out to $77 million in new contract money. According to Pro Football Talk, Tannehill will receive $21.5 million in full guarantees with an additional $45 million in guarantees possible to earn based on roster status. The new money average of $19.25 million per year will make Tannehill the 6th highest paid QB in the NFL based on annual value. (more…)