With the Dolphins and Jets playing this week, it’s an approriate time to look at Jason Taylor’s contributions to the Jets.
While he played fairly well early in the year when Calvin Pace was out, Taylor has mostly been a non-factor since. He only played 15 snaps in last week’s blowout loss to the Patriots. Taylor hasn’t complained about his playing time at all, although Rex Ryan publicly said this week he wants Taylor on the field more.
His lack of production could cost Taylor money. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com notes that Taylor has four sacks on the season and needs seven to get a guaranteed $750,000 for next season. The guarantee would rise to $1.25 million if he recorded 10 sacks on the year and $2 million with 12 sacks.
It’s looking like Taylor will be one-and-done in New York. Florio reported he’s expected to retire after the season. Taylor just hopes he can write a Michael Strahan-like happy ending in the meantime.