A contentious negotiation between sniper Patrik Laine and the Jets ended with Laine signing a two year deal at 6.75 million per with the team still remaining control of his next deal, Laine will be a RFA again at the end of the contract. Essentially Laine is betting on himself by taking a super short deal and the Jets are kicking the can down the road.
What a rough offseason it has been for the Jets. A few of the lowlights:
They lost a wonderfully spirited first round
I guess the positive is this: expectations, which were arguably too high, are now quite low as they do a mini-rebuild especially of their D.
The key for me is the state of the locker room. There were rumours of dissension swirling around the team late in the year, which was reflected in their play in March-April and into the playoffs. If that stuff is still in the room, could be a long, cold winter in the 'Peg.