We now have more details surrounding the ongoing contract disagreement between the Jets and starting wide receiver Jamison Crowder. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the team would like Crowder to take "at least a 50 percent pay cut." For context, Crowder is set to make $10 million on a non-guaranteed deal this year. The Jets want him to take in just $5 million, though they would presumably make it fully guaranteed. (ESPN.com)
The Jets spent nearly $80 million in free agency, including $43 million on receivers Corey Davis and Keelan Cole Sr., and also drafted Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore in the second round of the draft. The team has second-year receiver Denzel Mims on the roster, too. So while Crowder may be the most reliable and experienced wide receiver on the roster, the Jets' wide receiver corps could certainly survive without him. It will be interesting to see if this disagreement leads to a breakup and eventual release, or if the two sides can find a compromise soon. The Jets' reported interest in free agent tackle Morgan Moses could also factor into their decision.