The New York Jets have signed free agent cornerback Morris Claiborne to a one year, $7 million contract.
The oft injured Claiborne was the Jets’ top cornerback last year. He started the year well before the usual injuries bugaboo caused his play to tail off markedly as the season wore on.
The signing of Claiborne as the Jets’ CB2 playing opposite newly acquired CB1 Trumaine Johnson, on paper at least, gives the Jets their best secondary since at least the 2015 season. If sophomore safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye develop as hoped in their second seasons and the cornerbacks stay healthy the Jets’ secondary has the potential to be one of the better secondaries in the NFL.
The one year $7 million deal seems like an appropriate price for Claiborne.
Welcome back to the Jets Morris Claiborne.