Jason Taylor hesitated as long as he could, and the Dolphins never showed much interest. So he’s finally decided to join the Jets.
The long-time Dolphin is set to join the New York Jets, as first reported by Miami Herald
beat writer columnist Armando Salguero. ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes it’s a two-year deal worth $13.75 million, but the second year is irrelevant. It’s really a one-year, $3.75 million contract.
Even that second number has to include a lot of phony money, game bonuses, and/or incentives. We’ve written previously that the years governing the uncapped year limited the Jets to offering $1.5 million in base salary for Taylor. We’ll be curious to see how the Jets got around that.
In Taylor, the Jets got a situational pass-rusher that can help keep Vernon Gholston planted to the bench. Taylor won’t be asked to play every down.
This move will likely keep Adalius Thomas from joining the Jets; Thomas is expected to be released by New England.