The New York Jets have signed one of their fourth-round picks, La’Mical Perine, to a rookie deal Thursday afternoon.
The terms are not yet known from an official standpoint, but the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reports it as a four-year, $4 million deal with a 2020 cap hit of $796,000.
We've signed RB @LP_deucedeuce to his rookie deal.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 9, 2020
Jets signed fourth-round RB La’Mical Perine to a 4-year, $4 million deal. His 2020 cap charge: $796K.
NYJ has signed four of nine draft picks so far.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) July 9, 2020
The four-year standout at Florida—who did it all on the football field—finished with 676 yards and six touchdowns on the ground to go along with 262 yards and five scores on 40 receptions for the Gators in 2019. Whether it’s braving it between the tackles, taking an outside zone, snagging a reception out of the backfield, or even looking for a tough yard in a pinch, Perine could help Sam Darnold and the Jets mightily in 2020 and beyond.
How head coach Adam Gase deploys these three backs in August and September will tell us a lot about what to expect this particular campaign—one that could see Bell’s workload decrease mightily thanks to the extra help around him.
The New York #Jets have signed fourth-round pick La'Mical Perine to his rookie deal, per the team's official Twitter account. (Getty Images)
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) July 9, 2020
Perine is now the fourth Jet drafted rookie to be signed (Cameron Clark, Bryce Hall and Denzel Mims). Ashtyn Davis, James Morgan, Jabari Zuniga, Braden Mann and, of course, first-round pick Mekhi Becton all remain unsigned.