Jason Fitzgerald

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Name: Jason Fitzgerald
Date registered: October 24, 2012
URL: http://www.overthecap.com

Latest posts

  1. Projecting a Contract for JJ Watt — July 18, 2014
  2. Best & Worst Contracts 2014: Miami Dolphins — July 17, 2014
  3. The Saints Contract Strategies and Future Cap Situatons — July 16, 2014
  4. Best & Worst Contracts 2014: New York Jets — July 16, 2014
  5. Cowboys to Release Kyle Orton — July 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Feb 3 NFL Salary Cap Space Update — 80 comments
  2. Thoughts on the Percy Harvin Contract — 46 comments
  3. Free Agency Thoughts: New York Jets — 44 comments
  4. Feb 10 Salary Cap Space Update — 39 comments
  5. Potential 2014 Salary Cap Cuts — 37 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 18

Projecting a Contract for JJ Watt

The other day there was some discussion on Twitter about Texans’ Defensive End JJ Watt receiving a contract extension worth in the ballpark of $23 million a season. That number seems crazy, so I figured I may as well jump in and take a look at Watt and where he might stand in the market and the type of contract I think he could receive.

The Player

Watt is a unique talent in part because of the position he plays on the field. In general most defenses that employ a 34 front do not have defensive ends that generate a … Read the rest

Jul 17

Best & Worst Contracts 2014: Miami Dolphins

Mike Wallace

Yesterday was the Jets, today their big rivals- the Miami Dolphins…

Best Contract: Cameron Wake

Cameron WakeThis is one of the easiest decisions to make for any team. One can still make the case that Cameron Wake Wake is the best defensive player in the NFL and he was certainly close to being the best when he signed this contract. Former Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland hit a lot of foul balls and big strike outs with his contracts, but this was a home run.  Ireland steamrolled Wake, who was a in the final year of a low cost contract, into … Read the rest

Jul 16

The Saints Contract Strategies and Future Cap Situatons

In what will likely be our last written topic on the Saints salary cap, I wrote this article for the Sporting News looking at the Saints roster construction and future salary cap situations. Give it a read if you get a free moment.… Read the rest

Jul 16

Best & Worst Contracts 2014: New York Jets

Eric Decker

Today I get to look at my favorite team, the New York Jets.

Best Contract: Eric Decker

Eric DeckerIn the last few years the Jets have basically been in a holding pattern while dealing with a tight salary cap situation and a number of players that they needed to release. With so few signings, picking a “best” contract on the Jets is not that easy. My first inclination was to go with Chris Ivory since he played well when healthy last year, but a $2.25 million bonus for an always injured running back is more of a gamble than a good … Read the rest

Jul 15

Cowboys to Release Kyle Orton

According to NFL.com, the Dallas Cowboys will finally move on from backup QB Kyle Orton and grant him his desire to be released. Orton’s situation was a strange one, which I had discussed a few weeks ago. He was paid as one of the top backup quarterbacks and Dallas was going to rely more on him this season with Tony Romo recovering from injury. When Orton informed the team of his desire to retire Dallas fought back and claimed they would force him to repay signing bonus money that they had paid him to honor a three year commitment … Read the rest

Jul 15

Thoughts on the Impact of Jimmy Graham’s Contract

Later today Jimmy Graham will sign a four year, $40 million contract that will make him the highest paid tight end in the NFL. The $10 million a year average surpasses the prior high contract value for the position of $9 million per year which was set by the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski in 2012. The question now is whether or not this contract is a game changer for the position and what impact it will have moving forward.

The NFL has long valued the tight end position as far inferior to the wide receiver position- the average value of the … Read the rest

Jul 14

Best & Worst Contracts 2014: Dallas Cowboys

Brandon Carr

We have officially reached the halfway point of our best and worst contracts series with our look at the Dallas Cowboys.

Best Contract: Henry Melton

Henry MeltonI tend to like contracts that might be considered a bit out of the ordinary, if I can find a benefit to the contract for the team. In the case of Henry Melton, I think there are many of benefits for the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas lost their lone defensive star in 2013, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, to free agency and desperately needed to find a low cost player that could step in and potentially fill … Read the rest

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