Linebacker Darron Lee of the New York Jets remains unsigned, should they be worried? Here’s an early prediction on the kind of contract that awaits him.
On Friday, New York Jets’ team reporter, Eric Allen, joined Bud and the Manchild on ESPN Radio to talk about their rookie Darron Lee. One of the things that is odd about the situation is that Lee remains unsigned, mere weeks from training camp.
I asked EA the presumptive question being, should the Jets be worried about Lee’s contract situation. Allen didn’t seem to be as worried about the situation, especially since Lee has been a full participant in offseason activities.
The Jets could be in a worse situation, for instance, over in San Diego their top-three pick Joey Bosa held out over contract negotiations. Despite the fact that the new CBA basically tells the player and the team what the contract will be worth, the guarantees are always a negotiating point.
The Jets made it a priority to add speed to their defense and they certainly did that in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Head coach Todd Bowles got to speak about Lee’s first several weeks with the team, courtesy of Media Relations Department of the Jets:
On Darron Lee’s first few weeks…
He’s fast. We all got that going in. He’s still picking up the system but in shorts and t-shirts, he shows instinct and speed – which you want to see. But nothing to speak of right now as they learn the system.
EA also talked about the new and interesting rookie transition program, that lets the rookies get to see MetLife stadium and their new home they’ll be playing in for years to come. Last season, when the Jets and the New York Giants clashed for their annual Snoopy Bowl, the staff writing team of The Jet Press got an inside look at MetLife Stadium.
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