The New York Jets have agreed to terms with first-round LB Darron Lee, according to Adam Schefter.
The Jets have finally locked up their 2016 draft class following this move.
The two sides had reportedly been haggling over guaranteed money including Lee’s rookie contract and offset language, so it will be interesting to see if the Jets caved in on this.
Lee, 21, was taken with the No. 20 overall pick after the Jets and could end up being a stable in the middle of their defense in the years to come. Overall, Lee has very impressive ability and has a shot to be a third-down player for New York in the coming years.
According to OverTheCap.com, Lee receives a four-year contract worth $10,221,644 to go along with a signing bonus of $5,633,924 . The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
During his two years at Ohio State, Lee totaled 146 tackles, 27 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and five pass defenses.