Jets Extend Kerley

The Jets and Jeremy Kerley have agreed on a four-year contract extension today. The contract will pay Kerley $16 million over four years, including $5.4 million guaranteed, according to Adam Caplan from ESPN.

In another surprise move by General Manager John Idzik the Jets lock up Kerley who was due to become a free agent at the end of the season. Kerley who has been one of the Jets only playmakers this season has surely earned every penny of this new deal.

With the addition of Percy Harvin on Friday Idzik has been a busy man this last week. Now the Jets have three solid playmakers at the wide reviver position who are locked up for the foreseeable future.

This move might be a little more of a surprise to people around the league because most people thought with the acquisition of Harvin it would mean the end of Kerley. With two players of similar skill sets like Harvin and Kerley, most people thought the Jets would let Kerley walk after the season. However, that will not be the case.

This is a good move for Kerley and the Jets. The Jets only have to pay Kerley about $4 million per season so that doesn’t break the bank. And if for some reason Harvin doesn’t work out in the big apple they could cut him with no penalty.

Clearly Idzik was hearing it from the fans and from people around the league about not having enough playmakers. Now you can’t really complain. Even though the season might be over at 1-6. This move and the Harvin trade are for next year and beyond.

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