All-right, here me out on this: The jets are about to hit a crossroads with their former first rounder D'brickashaw Ferguson. We don't tend to think about it, but D'bricks age, post pique play and his increasingly unjustified price tag could and probably will force the jets to move on from their former pro bowl left tackle, if not sooner then later. The timing of this could depend on how soon the jets get a reasonable replacement for a better price, but that opportunity's not gonna be in the cards till at least next years draft, if even then, so its not unreasonable at all to assume the Jets will keep him for 2015. In fact the most likely scenario is one where he's here next year and then either cut or (less ideally ) restructured the next season. However, i have an alternative to ALL of that, why not put him on the trading block next spring? See, theres not a great market for Left tackles in free agency, those who want a fix at LT are either shooting for the draft or looking at older vets or injured assets. D'brick isn't what he used to be but he's no where near a piss poor player or an undesirable asset either, in fact he could be seen as quite the catch to any team looking to upgrade their O-line, especially given his price tag if traded. D'bricks cap hit is very high for the jets, its 11 million now and next year and 14 million the next two years. but its not nearly as high for any team he is traded to, since his signing bonus would not be a factor. Not having that or his bonuses attached to him cuts off a good 5 million or so from his cap hit. his base salary next year is just under 6 million. Thats a perfectly acceptable price for a Left Tackle thats had no injuries and some pro bowl appearances underneath his belt, especially for a team with O-line woes. Mind you the only reason I suggest D'brick in particular is because he's over-paid for the level of play he's been giving of late, but good enough to be worth it at the price he'd carry if traded, and I believe theres a unique window where we can get something rather than nothing for him that will ONLY be opened next spring. Trying this AFTER he's a major bit of cap savings if cut in 2016 won't work as well as teams will just wait until he's cut to go after him if they want 'em. As is, the very idea that jets CAN reasonably go into next year with him as starter is enough to up the quality of the pick (or player) we get for him in return, so we'd have to strike NEXT SPRING or not at all. I'm thinking the jets could reasonably attain a second round pick for him at most, if not, certainly a third rounder. this is of course dependent on how desperate a team is for a quality LT, but I believe its worth it to test the market and see what he'll fetch… AFTER we get another tackle who can hold down the fort while a rookie plays that is. Speaking of, this would OBVIOUSLY mean we'd need a new LT, which might dissuade some from even considering the idea. But thats just it, we're gonna need a new LT eventually, REGARDLESS of wether or not he's here next year. Obviously interwoven it this plan is that we would actively beginn the quest to find his replacement rather than play it passive aggressively, maybe even with the help of the pick we give another team FOR D'brick. This is just a means of making sure we get something IN RETURN for his departure rather than get nothing as he slowly declines over time. For a team that needs an overhaul, getting value for a player with a foot out the door could be a coup, the timing is right, i think this is a good idea.