As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are signing Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million deal that includes $27 million in guarantees. Davis is the team’s second reported signing after the addition of linebacker Jarrad Davis earlier in the day.
The Jets may have missed out on some of the top offensive linemen on the market in Joe Thuney and Corey Linsley earlier in the day, but they’ve made a major addition in the form of Davis.
And at an incredibly affordable price too with Davis making under $13 million per season, less than what the New England Patriots paid for Nelson Agholor earlier on Monday.
The NY Jets’ offense will look very different with Corey Davis
Originally a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft, Davis never lived up to his lofty expectations in Nashville. Selected with the fifth overall pick, Davis battled injuries early in his career and failed to make a significant impact early on.
He finished his rookie season with just 34 catches for 375 yards in 11 games. However, he made significant strides in 2018 finishing with 65 catches in 891 yards despite playing in Tennessee’s run-heavy offense.
Davis’ breakout season came this past year when he hauled in 65 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns — all of which were career-highs. This came despite playing second-fiddled to A.J. Brown, missing two games, and once again playing in the Titans’ offense.
Davis was unanimously viewed as one of the best free-agent wide receivers on the open market this offseason. The Jets were surely not the only team interested, but they still managed to get him for a relative bargain.
The aforementioned Agholor will be making $13 million over two years to play in New England. Meanwhile, Davis will be making just $12.5 million over two years with the Jets.
It’s hard to see that as anything other than a win.
Davis will join the likes of Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims in the Jets’ new-look wide receiver corps.
The Jets finally have a legitimate wide receiver with the potential to be a true No. 1 wideout if he stays healthy.
An enormous addition for Gang Green.