The NY Jets have reportedly signed three more members of their 2020 NFL Draft class.
The NY Jets have added to their growing list of signed rookie draft picks reportedly agreeing to terms with three more members of their 2020 NFL Draft class.
As first reported by Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News, the Jets agreed to terms with sixth-round pick Braden Mann signing him to a standard four-year, $3.47 million contract complete with a 2020 cap charge of $654,000.
Mann became the fifth member of the Jets’ draft class to be signed following the likes of Bryce Hall, La’Mical Perine, Denzel Mims, and Cameron Clark.
But Mann’s wasn’t the only rookie contract announced on Monday. Just hours later, it was reported by ESPN’s Rich Cimini that the Jets had signed fourth-round pick James Morgan as well bringing the total to six signed rookies.
And they weren’t done there as less than an hour later Cimini reported that third-round pick Jabari Zuniga had also agreed to sign his rookie contract. That left the Jets with seven of their nine picks officially under contract.
The only two rookies who remain unsigned at the time of signing are first-round pick Mekhi Becton and third-round pick Ashtyn Davis. However, as Cimini pointed out, Becton took to Twitter to let everyone know that he had officially landed in New Jersey.
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A contract may not be too far in the future for the standout offensive tackle.
The NY Jets will expect all three freshly-signed rookies to contribute in some way in 2020.
As for the trio of rookies signed on Monday, the Jets will be expecting varied things from each of them.
For Mann, the Jets will be hoping for a day-one contributor at the punter position and an immediate upgrade over Lachlan Edwards. The 2018 Ray Guy Award winner enters the league with plenty of hype and he will no doubt look to live up to the hype in New York.
As for Morgan, the Jets will certainly have very different expectations. The fourth-round quarterback prospect will be asked to do nothing more than sit on the bench and develop into the hopeful backup QB of the future.
Finally, Zuniga will be asked to fill in on defense as part of the front-seven rotation. A hybrid defensive lineman/outside linebacker, Zuniga will fill a similar role to the one held by Kyle Phillips and will undoubtedly be a nice chess piece for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to play with.
The Jets have signed nearly all of their 2020 rookies with the addition of three more on Monday. And look for the likes of Becton and Davis to sign in the coming days thus completing the rookie class.