The Jets have settled a contract issue with one of their best players on the eve of minicamp. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder and the team have agreed on a renegotiated contract that will keep him...
The Jets have settled a contract issue with one of their best players on the eve of minicamp.
Wide receiver Jamison Crowder and the team have agreed on a renegotiated contract that will keep him on the team this season, a source confirmed. The terms of the renegotiated deal were not known, but the Jets had been trying to get Crowder to take a pay cut. Crowder, who turns 28 on Thursday, was scheduled to make $10 million this season. He was in the final year of a three-year, $28.5 million contract he signed in 2019.
Crowder has been one of the few bright spots for the Jets on offense in the last two years. He has led the team in receiving in each of those years. Last year he had 59 catches for 699 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. In 2019, he caught 78 passes for 833 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games.
Crowder did not participate in the voluntary OTAs with the Jets as his agent and GM Joe Douglas worked on this renegotiated deal. The Jets have some depth at wide receiver after signing Corey Davis and drafting Elijah Moore in the second round. That gave them some leverage to get Crowder to rework his deal and take less.
The Jets begin their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and now will have Crowder in the fold, something coach Robert Saleh said was a goal.
“Jamison’s definitely got a role here and we’re excited to have him,” Saleh said two weeks ago.
This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Brian Costello