Adam Gase On Trumaine Johnson: It Hasn’t Worked Out

As part of their spending spree during the 2018 offseason, the Jets brought in Trumaine Johnson on a five-year, $72MM deal. Earlier this week, Johnson found himself benched against the Browns because of ineffective play.

“It just hasn’t worked out as well as we need it to. The good thing is we have a long ways to go,” head coach Adam Gase said (h/t Michael David Smith of PFT).

The Jets organization reportedly does not believe that the cornerback enjoys football. Johnson missed six games last season with five of those coming because of a quad injury and one coming because of suspension (tardiness).

As our own Zach Links noted, releasing Johnson now would leave the Jets with $24MM in dead money and no salary cap benefit. Cutting him after the season would allow New York to save just $3MM against the cap but leave them with $12MM in dead money.

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11 comments on “Adam Gase On Trumaine Johnson: It Hasn’t Worked Out

  1. phenomenalajs

    That could be considered a headline fail (or Fales) since a key part of the sentence was lopped off. The headline makes it look like he’s a goner now.

  2. metsie1

    Today Adam Gase says it just hasn’t worked out for Johnson. Soon everyone will be saying the same thing about Gase. Jets circle of life.

  3. DarkSide830

    why say this publicly? do you really want to want to give him less reason to play?

    • sheff86

      Could he play any worse? Also,can they just make him inactive for the rest of the season?

  4. metnoxious

    Wilkerson and now Johnson. You only give money to those that love the game. And to think that at one time I liked Macaagnan.

  5. Bill Jasper

    Cut him now. Eat all the dead money this year, and move on fresh next.

    Not like they are going anywhere that they need $24 million in cap space this year.

    • king beas

      Yesssss a move that financial won’t set them back in the future but it makes too much sense and won’t happen

  6. hoosierhysteria

    And then he goes to patriots and falls in love with the game again. Gase could not lead dishwater down a drain! Bad hire.

  7. Armaday

    Can’t they trade him? They didn’t do a good job of marketing him here.

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