As sources are furiously working to confirm reports from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport it appears the Jets will be signing slot receiver Jamison Crowder.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
Crowder, 25-years-old, played his college ball at Duke before being picked in the fourth-round of the 2015 draft by Washington where he caught 59 passes for 604 yards (10.2 per) and two touchdowns in his 2015 rookie season, 67 receptions for 847 yards (12.6 per) in 2016, 66 catches for 789 yards (12.0 per) in 15 games in 2017 before suffering through some injuries and having a down year last season, playing in only nine games and catching 29 passes for 388 yards (13.4 per).
A healthy Crowder is a reliable receiver who is dangerous with the ball in his hands after the catch, Adam Gase will have all sorts of fun figuring out ways to deploy Crowder to let the YAC monster free. Crowder can handle the majority of the heavy-lifting from the slot so Quincy Enunwa can spend more time on the outside opposite Robby Anderson. The Jets could certainly still use to look for a true number one receiver but they’ll have to turn to the draft if they want to find one of those this year. Regardless the Jets got another weapon for Sam Darnold and it’s a weapon Darnold will enjoy being able to rely on.
Crowder is not coming cheap though, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the deal is for three-years, $28.5 million with $17 million guaranteed.
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