Football is almost here! We know that’s the case when there is New York Jets news, and there was a handful today.
First of all, Geno Smith has finally signed his rookie contract. It was set within the rookie wage scale, so it was inevitable that he would. The contract is a four-year deal, worth $5 million, and according to Pro Football Talk, it includes $690,000 in base pay for 2015 and 2016, tied to participation in the Jets voluntary off-season program.
The good news is that leaves only 2 draft picks remaining that are un-signed. The bad news is that they are the two first round choices, Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson. Again, their deals will be within the prescribed scale, so them signing is inevitable.
The other news is that the Jets tried to address the wide receiver position with tryouts today. They had former Colts’ WR Austin Collie, and former Jaguar and Cowboy Laurent Robinson in for workouts. I used the word “tried”, because neither of them left Jets’ headquarters with a contract.
They also had Billy Cundiff in for a workout. No word on whether he will stick around to compete with Nick Folk.