New York Jets Gang Green Report, 6/18/17: $80 Million in Cap Space, Christian Hackenberg Sparkles
Jun 13, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws during mini camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

On this edition of the New York Jets Gang Green Report, a total of $80 million cap space is mentioned while Christian Hackenberg sparkles.

What if Penn State product and rumored to be wildly inaccurate Christian Hackenberg actually turns out to be a worthy NFL starting quarterback?

Everything changes.

Suddenly, instead of piling on Mike Maccagnan and the poor and unfortunate New York Jets, they’d finally be equipped with a bonafide franchise guy who not only looks the part, but acts it a well. Not so quick, however. He still has a long way to go despite the recent encouraging reports from those in the stands.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York is reporting that the once thought of closed QB competition is closer than we thought. Brian Costello of the New York Post is reporting that the battle between Hack and the veteran Josh McCown is the most interesting storyline in camp right now.

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The other interesting tidbit of info coming from the land of Florham Park, New Jersey is all about the money. Thanks to the foresight of the Jets, releasing over-the-hill veterans such as David Harris, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold (Eric Decker too, but over-the-hill isn’t the correct tag), the franchise is looking at a $80 million treasure chest to play with come the offseason of 2018.

Per Cimini:

The Jets expect to be at least $80 million under the projected cap, which would put them at or near the top of the league. How did we arrive at that number? It’s simple. According to overthecap.com, they already have $66.3 million in room for 2018 (second to the Detroit Lions), plus they’ll gain more space from this year’s anticipated carryover. They’re currently $24.4 million under the spending limit.

Let me put that in layman’s terms: They’ll have a boatload of money to spend, and the boat is the size of an aircraft carrier.

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