Jamison Crowder and the New York Jets have agreed on a reworked deal that keeps the veteran slot WR in Florham Park.
One day later, it appears that the two sides have found a happy medium, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Jets and WR Jamison Crowder have finalized a renegotiated contract with plans to keep him on the team for the 2021 season, source said. Crowder will be a free agent next offseason at age 28 to get another payday before age 30.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 14, 2021
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.
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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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