Where do Jets rank in 2024 free agency spending?

The Jets sat back and mostly watched during the 2024 free-agency period.

With a lot of money tied up in players like Aaron Rodgers, Quinnen Williams, John Franklin-Myers and … Allen Lazard, New York couldn’t afford to dole out huge contracts to big names on the open market.

But that doesn’t mean the Jets stayed quiet. General manager Joe Douglas signed a few big names to incentive-laden deals. Veteran offensive tackle Tyron Smith and wide receiver Mike Williams joined the team on one-year deals, while the Jets also added offensive guard John Simpson, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and re-signed a few of their own as well.

New York ended up spending around $72.4 million in 2024, per Over the Cap, which ranked 27th among teams in the NFL.

Here’s exactly how the Jets stacked up against the other 31 teams.

2024 NFL free agency spending

RANK Team Total ($)
1 Titans 307,152,500
2 Panthers 259,450,000
3 Falcons 244,062,500
4 Giants 225,100,000
5 Patriots 219,955,000
6 Texans 210,955,000
7 Chiefs 202,192,500
8 Buccaneers 189,640,000
9 Colts 186,340,000
10 Washington 176,611,000
11 Raiders 170,650,000
12 Rams 168,133,750
13 Jaguars 168,057,500
14 Vikings 157,730,000
15 Cardinals 147,295,000
16 Eagles 145,562,500
17 Bears 144,495,000
18 Packers 141,722,500
19 Ravens 139,330,000
20 Seahawks 130,945,000
21 Dolphins 109,632,500
22 Bills 95,145,000
23 Steelers 85,097,500
24 Lions 84,050,000
25 Bengals 73,617,500
26 49ers 72,617,500
27 Jets 72,375,000
28 Broncos 67,625,000
29 Browns 67,302,500
30 Chargers 44,547,500
31 Saints 29,795,000
32 Cowboys 11,130,000

Jets salary cap space

After the dust settled on the Jets’ big moves in free agency, New York was left with limited salary cap space ahead of the 2024 NFL draft. 

The Jets have around $1.43 million in salary cap space, per OTC, which ranks 31st in the NFL ahead of only the Buccaneers. New York will need to make some more cuts or restructures to sign their draft class in a few weeks.

Jets free agency moves

Here are all the Jets’ free agency transactions with known contract terms. Some, like safety Ashtyn Davis, have not been reported yet and therefore are not reflected in the table.

Pos. Player Transaction Type Terms
LT Tyron Smith Signed 1 year, $20 million
LB C.J. Mosley Extension 2 years, $17.25 million
QB Tyrod Taylor Signed 2 years, $18 million
WR Mike Williams Signed 1 year, $15 million
K Greg Zuerlein Re-signed 2 years, $8.4 million
IDL Javon Kinlaw Signed 1 year, $7.25 million
LG John Simpson Signed $6 million
P Thomas Morstead Re-signed 2 years, $5 million
RT Morgan Moses Trade $5.5 million
EDGE Solomon Thomas Re-signed 1 year, $3 million
CB Isaiah Oliver Signed 1 year, $2.5 million
IDL Leki Fotu Signed 1 year, $2.5 million
S Chuck Clark Re-signed 1 year, $2 million
TE Kenny Yeboah Re-signed 1 year, $1.4 million
C Jake Hanson Re-signed 1 year, $1.1 million

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