Folk Or No Folk?
Speaking of potential veteran cap casualties, Breno Giacomini isn’t the only name on the radar.
Believe it or not, Nick Folk is as well.
Because Folk’s cap hit is $3.34 million this season, the Jets would save a pretty solid $2.75 if released. That pretty penny mixed with the current cap space of $8 million-plus could be just the right mix to get Fitz back in the locker room.
It will all come down to 23-year old undrafted rookie free agent placekicker Ross Martin. There’s a serious reason Maccagnan was so swift to add Martin to the roster post-draft. He understands Folk is coming off an injury plagued campaign. He also understands the cap space at stake.
Odds are Folk will look fine during the preseason and he’ll be kicking for the Jets in 2016. Don’t sleep on the competition though. It’s real this time around.