Sam Darnold and the New York Jets have a new weapon to work with, as Jamison Crowder, formerly of the Redskins, agrees to a three-year deal.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the New York Jets have agreed with receiver Jamison Crowder on a three-year, $28.5 million contract. Crowder, 25, spent the first four seasons of his career with the Washington Redskins. The Jets have yet to confirm the signing, as the league’s official new year doesn’t officially open until Wednesday afternoon.
#Jets have now agreed with WR Jamison Crowder on a three-year, $28.5 million deal with $17 million fully guaranteed at signing, source says. Former #Redskins fourth-rounder cashes in.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2019
The Duke alum entered the league as Washington’s fourth-round pick in 2015. He has since established himself as one of the league’s better slot receivers. Scouts from Bleacher Report ranked him 13th slot receiver after the 2017 season. In that same year, Matt Harmon of NFL.com ranked him as the top slot receiver in terms of separation.
Crowder dealt with injuries during the 2018 season, as an ankle ailment limited him to nine games. He previously dealt with hamstring issues as well, but offseason surgery is not expected. 2018 saw Crowder earn 388 yards on 29 receptions, two of which went for scores. Due to the injury, all were career-lows, as Crowder had missed a mere single game prior to 2018.
In his four Washington seasons, Crowder tallied 221 receptions for 2,268 yards and 14 touchdowns. His second season, 2016, stands as his career-best, as he put up personal bests in all major receiving categories (67 receptions, 847 yards, 7 touchdowns).
Discounting Andre Roberts, who is primarily used as a returner, Crowder would currently stand as the second-most experienced receiver in the Jets’ current crop. He would share that distinction with Quincy Enunwa, who signed a four-year contract extension prior to the 2018 season’s end. Only Rishard Matthews (seventh season) is longer tenured. Matthews is a free agent, along with Roberts and Jermaine Kearse. Robby Anderson is likewise a free agent, but the Jets placed a second-round tender on him.
The deal will likely become official once the new league year opens on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.