The Jets have signed three running backs since free agency began. We now have an idea as to what their contracts look like.
The details on Matt Forte's deal with the Jets: 3 years for $12 million with $8M guaranteed. Additional $4M in escalators. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 10, 2016
#Jets running back deals: 3 years, $11.25M for Bilal Powell with $6M fully guaranteed. 1-year, $1.175M for Khiry Robinson, $80K guaranteed.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2016
I would quibble a bit with the amount of guaranteed money to Forte. Powell's deal also seems like a bit much for a guy who has never cracked 1,000 yards from scrimmage. I don't think these are egregious, though. I do like the composition of this backfield. I think the Jets have good depth now and some versatile pieces they can utilize if Chan Gailey wants to get creative with his personnel groupings.