Jets, Jamison Crowder rework final year of contract

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Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder.
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The New York Jets and veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder have renegotiated the final year of his contract to ensure he remains with the team for the 2021 season, as first reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport

The financial specifics of his salary have not been disclosed at this time, but SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano described it as a “significant cut,” with mandatory minicamp starting on Tuesday.

Crowder’s future with the Jets fell into serious question as the team reworks its roster and identity under new head coach Robert Saleh. Originally having been owed $10 million this upcoming season, Crowder and his money were toeing the line of being expendable after the Jets made major waves to address its wide-receiving corps by drafting Elijah Moore out of Ole Miss and signing Corey Davis and Keelan Cole to join Denzel Mims.

Retaining Crowder not only adds more depth to a promising group of pass-catchers, but it gives rookie quarterback Zach Wilson a proven security blanket that has excelled in the slot under young quarterbacks.

In former franchise QB hopeful Sam Darnold’s second season in 2019, Crowder was one of his favorite targets as he reeled in 76 receptions on 122 targets for 833 yards and six touchdowns. He was just as effective in a dreadful Jets offense last year with 59 catches for 699 yards and six scores in just 12 games. 

The 28-year-old Crowder will become a free agent after this season.