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Jamison Crowder and the New York Jets have agreed on a reworked deal that keeps the veteran slot WR in Florham Park.

Michael Nania

Yesterday, it was reported that the New York Jets were aiming to get Jamison Crowder to take a pay cut of at least 50% on his $10 million base salary to remain with the team.

One day later, it appears that the two sides have found a happy medium, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Crowder did not show up for the team’s voluntary OTAs period while he and the Jets negotiated the reworked contract. Monday marks the first day of the team’s mandatory minicamp, something Robert Saleh said he expects Crowder to attend.

As it turns out, he was right, as the two sides came to an agreement in time to get Crowder in the building for day one.

The retention of Crowder gives the Jets very solid depth at the wide receiver position. Their current top-six players at wideout (in no particular order) are Corey Davis, Denzel Mims, Elijah Moore, Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios, and Crowder. There are not many teams in the NFL who can claim to have as much talent at their fourth, fifth, and sixth wide receiver spots.

Crowder a solid season in 2020. He accounted for seven touchdowns in 12 games and averaged a career-high 58.3 receiving yards per game while ranking sixth in the NFL with 39.9 receiving yards per game out of the slot.

Jets quarterbacks had a 98.5 passer rating when targeting Crowder, compared to a 69.7 rating when targeting anyone else, a plus-28.8 differential.

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2 years ago

Win/Win, Douglas is taking care of business. Possible next chapter in this drama is a trade in October to a contender. Very glad Crowder is on board, an excellent fit for this Offense. Moore is much more than a traditional slot, let the experimentation begin.

verge tibbs
verge tibbs
2 years ago
Reply to  JetOrange

That was my original thought too. Keep Crowder and see how things look at the trade deadline. If the room is still mostly healthy, the youth is coming along, and guys are producing, then maybe see if ya could get something for him. Until then, use him as zach’s security blanket and hope he lends some of his knowledge to the youths.

2 years ago
Reply to  verge tibbs

I think the security blanket concept is important with Crowder because the TE’s could be questionable.The first priority is Wilson. Jamison could be desirable to a contender because of his skill set and will only cost approximately 3 million in October. Douglas will orchestrate a Win/Win/Win scenario, where Crowder ends up in a good place.

2 years ago
Reply to  JetOrange

Additionally it is remarkable how positive, Crowder is about all of this.the Jets were a a 2 and 12 team. It will be interesting to see how LaFleur uses Jamison’s skill set. Crowder seems sold and ready to go.