Jets salary cap update: How much unused space did New York roll over?

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Joe Douglas’ decision to not throw money at free agents last offseason will help him this March.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Jets were able to roll over about $26.7 million in cap space heading into the new league year, which ranks second in the league. As Yates mentioned, the NFL will audit these figures, including incentives and cap credits from the 2020 season. After that, the final amount will be added to the team’s cap for 2021.

Right now, Over The Cap projects New York has roughly $63.1 million in cap space. That’s before the Jets consider releasing players like Jamison Crowder, Henry Anderson, Greg Van Roten and Alex Lewis for salary relief.

For now, the Jets must await the league-wide salary cap figures for the 2021 season, which will surely drop due to the pandemic. Either way, Douglas and his front office will have their work cut out for them when free agency kicks off in March.