1. Breno Giacomini, RT
- 2016 Cap Number: $5,625,000
- Cap Savings If Cut Post Jun. 1: $5,000,000
Finally, the white whale.
No player on the New York Jets roster screams veteran cap casualty more than right tackle Breno Giacomini does.
Of 76 starting tackles a season ago, Pro Football Focus graded Giacomini as the 67th. He doesn’t make much sense in keeping on the roster.
Besides, how much worse can it be on the line for New York? PFF had this doozy the other day:
Most pressures allowed by OTs last season:
1. Ereck Flowers, NYG (69)
2. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, NYJ (59)
3. Garry Gilliam, SEA (58)
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 24, 2016
Of course Ryan Clady‘s health is always a concern on the other side, but that $5M number will be too tempting for the Jets to pass up (Fitz or no Fitz). Having at least a little cap flexibility is important during the summer.
It can’t get much worse than the Ferguson-Giacomini tackle duo of 2015.
The hard stance Mikey Macc took on trading up to snag South Carolina’s Brandon Shell in the fifth round of the NFL Draft only adds more fuel to the “Giacomini getting cut” fire.
Every other candidate is a major question mark. Giacomini, on the other hand, just doesn’t provide even close to the return on the dollar he should.
Look for the Jets to have one less tackle on the roster after Jun. 1.