The story of the offseason was how the Jets would take care of the "Big Four" as they have come to be known: Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, David Harris, and D'Brickashaw Ferguson. While Revis has been extremely outspoken and Mangold has been a little vocal as well, Harris and Ferguson have barely said a word. Today, the Jets rewarded Ferguson with a 6 year, $60 million contract extension to lock him up for the next 8 years.
Unlike Revis and Mangold, Ferguson has not clamored publicly for a new contract, making it ironic that he's the first one signed. But in reality, it makes a lot of sense. Ferguson has a high base salary right now, due to his status as the 4th overall pick in 2006, and with rules in place that teams can only increase salaries by 30%, a new deal with Brick wasn't that hard to get done. Mangold wants a big raise, more than 30%, so the Jets have had a few issues making both parties happy. Revis's situation has been well-documented: he still has three years left on his rookie contract and now wants to be paid higher than any corner in the NFL. As for Harris, as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme drafted a year later than Mangold and Ferguson and a round after Revis, he's likely the #4 priority of the group.
The next contracts to be done will probably be OL Vladimir Ducasse and CB Kyle Wilson, the Jets' first two picks in the draft. It's possible Mangold, Revis, or Harris is extended as well, but time is starting to run short.
Update (3:20 PM): Ducasse has been signed. 4 years, $3.25 million, with a $1.025 million dollar signing bonus.