Supply: Jets, DE Franklin-Myers attain extension

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Defensive finish John Franklin-Myers, one of many New York Jets‘ promising younger gamers on protection, has agreed to a four-year contract extension, a supply confirmed Thursday evening.

The deal is price $55 million, together with $30 million assured, in accordance with a supply.

Franklin-Myers, 25, was within the closing 12 months of his rookie contract, making $920,000 in 2021. The extension places him below contract by means of 2025.

Franklin-Myers, claimed on waivers from the Los Angeles Rams in 2019, received a beginning job in coaching camp. In 4 video games, he has three sacks, tying a profession excessive, together with 5 quarterback hits and one pressured fumble.

The Jets like Franklin-Myers due to his versatility; he can play inside or exterior on the line of defense.

“I’d anticipate him having a very good 12 months for us, a profession 12 months for himself,” defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich mentioned just lately.

Franklin-Myers was a fourth-round decide of the Rams in 2018. As a rookie, he performed within the Tremendous Bowl and recorded a strip sack of Tom Brady within the Rams’ loss to the New England Patriots.

Surprisingly, Franklin-Myers was waived the next preseason. The Jets claimed him, however he wound up on injured reserve. In 2020, he emerged as a key a part of the defensive-line rotation, recording three sacks.

Basic supervisor Joe Douglas is a believer in constructing a staff by means of the defensive and offensive strains. He signed free agent Carl Lawson to a three-year, $45 million contract, however he suffered a season-ending Achilles damage in coaching camp. He additionally signed Sheldon Rankins for 2 years, $11 million.

The subsequent massive contract will probably be Quinnen Williams, the third total decide in 2019, however he isn’t eligible for a brand new deal till after the season.

The New York Day by day Information first reported that Franklin-Myers had agreed to an extension.