Looking into NY Jets rookie extension candidates and what they might get

What might Michael Carter II and others command in extension talks?

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The NY Jets don't exactly have a lengthy recent history of extending homegrown players. Prior to Quinnen Williams' extension in 2023, the last first-round pick given a second contract by the Jets was Muhammad Wilkerson, who was drafted all the way back in 2011.

The trend holds true for later-round picks as well. Brian Winters and Quincy Enunwa were the only Jets draft picks from the 2013 class to the present day to be given multi-year extensions before Williams. Yes, it's been that bleak.

Fortunately, the Jets have found marginally more success in recent drafts. The team's historic 2022 draft class may not be extension-eligible yet, but their 2020 and 2021 draft classes are.

From soon-to-be free agents to players entering the final year of their rookie contract, here's a closer look at some potential rookie extension options for the Jets and what they might command on their new deals.

5. Bryce Hall, CB, NY Jets

A fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Bryce Hall was a projected Day 2 pick before an ankle injury tanked his draft stock. The Virginia product wasted little time working his way into the starting lineup, quickly becoming a fixture in the Jets' defense.

Hall started 24 of the first 25 games of his NFL career and proved to be a starting-caliber cornerback. Unfortunately, he soon found himself plummeting down the depth chart following the additions of Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed.

Hall has been a quality depth piece for the Jets, but there's a decent chance he's given an opportunity to start elsewhere next season. That makes it unlikely he will re-sign this offseason.

I'd expect Hall to receive some sort of one or two-year contract in the ballpark of $4 million per year. There are plenty of cornerback-needy teams out there that present a better opportunity for Hall.

Contract Projection: 1-year, $4 million