Jets Sign Fourth-Round RB Michael Carter

The New York Jets announced Friday that they’ve signed fourth-round RB Michael Carter to a four-year rookie contract. 

The Jets have now signed all but their top three picks from the 2021 draft: 

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Zach Wilson QB  
1 Alijah Vera-Tucker G  
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


Carter, 22, was a four-year starter at North Carolina and was a third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC in 2020. The Jets drafted Carter with pick No. 107 overall in the fourth round.

Carter is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $4,287,366 million with a $807,366 million signing bonus.

During his four-year career at North Carolina, Carter rushed 514 times for 3.404 (6.6 YPC) and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 82 passes for 656 yards (8 YPC) and six touchdowns.

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