Jets, Jamison Crowder finalize renegotiated contract for 2021 season

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Jamison Crowder runs with the ball in green Jets jersey
Jamison Crowder runs with the ball in green Jets jersey

The Jets and Jamison Crowder have finally reworked the veteran wide receivers contract for the 2021 season, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Monday.

Crowder was initially owed $10 million this season, but Vacchiano reported earlier that the Jets were looking for him to take a "significant" pay cut with other reports noting it being around 50 percent in the $5.5 to $5.7 million range.

Now, those talks seem to have worked and Crowder is on board with a pay cut. And he will be a free agent after this year at 28 years old.

Crowder's position in the wide receivers room wasn't just in question because of his hefty cap hit, but the fact that Keelan Cole was added in free agency and Elijah Moore was drafted in the second round. Both players play well out of the slot -- Crowder's preferred position.

However, as Vacchiano points out, head coach Robert Saleh promised Crowder's role on the team wouldn't diminish despite Moore's presence.

Crowder joined the Jets in 2019 when Adam Gase was named the new head coach, as he fit perfectly in his offense. He had 833 yards and six touchdowns in 2019 on 78 receptions and 122 targets from Sam Darnold. Quarterback flux last season saw 699 yards but once again six touchdowns.

Zach Wilson could benefit from another veteran in the pass game, with Corey Davis also joining the Jets to be their No. 1 receiver.

Crowder officially returning gives the Jets solid depth at receiver.