Jets Sign First-Round OL Alijah Vera-Tucker

The Jets announced they signed OL Alijah Vera-Tucker to a four-year rookie contract.

The Jets have now signed eight of their 10 NFL Draftpicks:


Round Player Pos. Note
1 Zach Wilson QB  
1 Alijah Vera-Tucker G Signed
2 Elijah Moore WR  
4 Michael Carter RB Signed
5 Jamien Sherwood S Signed
5 Michael Carter II S Signed
5 Jason Pinnock CB Signed
6 Hamsah Nasirildeen S Signed
6 Brandin Echols CB Signed
6 Jonathan Marshall DT Signed


Vera-Tucker, 21, was a two-year starter at USC,  was an honorable mention All-American, Morris Trophy winner, and first-team All Pac 12 in 2020. The Jets drafted Vera-Tucker with the pick No. 14 overall.

Vera-Tucker is projected to sign a four-year, $15,885,028 contract with the Jets that includes a $8,912,748 signing bonus. The Jets will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at USC, Tucker appeared in 31 games, making 19 starts for them at both left guard and left tackle.

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