Manish Mehta is reporting that the Jets have come to terms with Quinton Coples, their first round pick. Due to the new rookie pay scale, there wasn't much room for negotiation and the deal was reached much quicker than those from the past. To explain the contract information, I yield to Bent over at The Jets Blog, a man much more knowledgeable than me when it comes to the pay scale:
[Coples is] likely to get just under $9m fully guaranteed and with bonus money of about $4.8m over four years. As a first round pick outside the top ten, there will be a fifth year option that the Jets can exercise after the third year for an amount equal to the average of the top 25 salaries at his position (apart from the top two).
"He's going to start," Ryan said. "He's going to play a ton. Is he going to play every snap? No, I doubt it. But he's going to play a bunch. . . . Start in sub team. Start in this. Start in that. . . . This guy has the athleticism where he's going to start in multiple schemes."
I personally have very high hopes for Coples. Hopefully he proves that he is worthy of all the praise being heaped on him by the coaches, and is motivated enough to dominate opposing lines the way he is capable of. With the Coples signing and the Antonio Allen agreement earlier in the day, the Jets' only unsigned picks are 3rd round pick Demario Davis (linebacker) and 7th round pick Jordan White (wide receiver).