Seems like we spend an inordinant amount of time here at 'Around The Empire' and SB Nation New York in general pointing out the differences between the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and the Super Bowl wannabe New York Jets.â†µ
There are the Giants five Super Bowl appearances and four titles to one Super Bowl for the Jets. There is all the talk about the styles of the organizations and head coaches. There are all the headlines the Jets generate for things not related to winning games, while those are the headlines generated by the Giants.â†µ
Well, here is another difference. CBS Sports is out with a list of the 11 best and worst contracts in the NFL. Two Giants are listed by CBS as being among those being the best bargains, while three Jets are among those having the worst contracts.â†µ
The Giants on the list? Defensive end Justin Tuck, who makes $3.85 million, and salsa-dancing wide receiver Victor Cruz ($540,000).â†µ
The Jets on the list? Part-time starting quarterback Mark Sanchez ($11.75 million), grouchy wide receiver Santonio Holmes ($8 million) and linebacker Bart Scott ($7 million).â†µ
The deal is this. The Giants rarely ever overpay for anyone, just ask Osi Umenyiora. The Jets seem to find players they absolutely have to have, and pay whatever it takes. To this point, it's pretty obvious which approach has worked better.