If the Jets wished to set a precedent that they’ll reward younger gamers who carry out, then that’s what they’ve executed with John Franklin-Myers.
The 25-year-old defensive finish, who broke out final season and has continued to impress within the early going of this marketing campaign, has agreed to a contract extension with the Jets, a supply confirmed to The Put up’s Brian Costello. The deal is reportedly for 4 years, $55 million with $30 million in complete ensures. Franklin-Myers was within the final 12 months of his rookie contract.
Franklin-Myers was a fourth-round decide of the Rams in 2018 who had his moments in his rookie season — together with a strip-sack of Tom Brady within the Tremendous Bowl — however was waived amid a roster crunch late within the 2019 preseason.
Joe Douglas, then the brand new Jets common supervisor, swooped in for a significant discover who would take a while, as Franklin-Myers spent the season on injured reserve. He returned final 12 months and developed right into a starter, ending with three sacks and 13 hits of the quarterback in 15 video games.
This 12 months he has taken the subsequent step and tallied three sacks in 4 video games, turning into a foundational piece of the defensive position that wanted gamers to emerge after Carl Lawson was lost for the year with a ruptured Achilles tendon. The defensive position has been a stunning power largely due to Franklin-Myers, who only trails Quinnen Williams (3.5) for the team lead in sacks and in addition has one of many two compelled fumbles on the crew.
The Jets are not looking for the 25-year-old to go wherever, and tying him up sends the message that good work shall be rewarded round a crew that wishes extra Franklin-Myers.