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Reports: Jamison Crowder Agrees To Renegotiated Deal With Jets

NFL: New York Jets at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reports, receiver Jamison Crowder has agreed to a renegotiated deal with the New York Jets, presumably for a significantly reduced level of compensation. Details of the deal are not publicly available as of yet. Reports prior to this deal suggested the Jets were asking Crowder to accept a pay cut of at least 50%, so it is likely this renegotiated deal comes in somewhere in that vicinity.

The soon to be 28 year old (June 17) Crowder originally signed a three year contract with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent in 2019. He led the Jets in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in each of his first two seasons with the Jets. However, the numerous additions to the Jets receiving unit over the last two offseasons under general manager Joe Douglas left Crowder vulnerable. With Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Denzel Mims and Keelan Cole joining the Jets, Crowder became less essential. In the final year of his contract, Crowder would have accounted for roughly $11.4 million under the salary cap, too much to pay for a slot receiver who could well be replaced in the pecking order by an ascendant Elijah Moore as the 2021 season progresses.

With Crowder returning to the fold, the Jets have the deepest set of receivers in recent memory, though the team still lacks a proven alpha at the top of the depth chart. At the least, Crowder’s return makes it easier for the Jets to compensate when the inevitable injury bug starts to hit the receiving corps.