NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport announced that the Jets will sign former Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis to a one-year contract.
Rapoport also announced the deal is a one-year deal for $5.5 million with a max of $7 million. Peter Schrager was also involved in the announcement.
There was so much talk about the Jets needs at positions like cornerback, defensive end and wide receiver, but just as big a need was for a coverage linebacker, and Davis gets high marks in this area.
Davis, a first-round pick of the Lions in 2017, has great range and terrific coverage instincts. So considering how bad the Jets need a coverage linebacker, who can stay in the hip pocket of tight ends, this signing makes a ton of sense.
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