The New York Jets and running back Curtis Martin, the NFL's fourth-ranked all-time leading rusher, have mutually agreed today to a restructured contract.
is a special person and a player destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame," said Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum. "He has confirmed through his actions that he is always seeking ways to help the New York Jets win football games and to lead the team both verbally and through his extremely high level of play. Curtis places the accomplishments of the team ahead of his personal goals and is willing to sacrifice in all areas of the arena for the New York Jets. He has set aside what may be in his best short-term interest for the immediate and long-term goals of this organization."
"Curtis has demonstrated through both his words and his actions how important it is for him to lead the Jets to the highest level in this game," said Jets coach Eric Mangini. "His actions, through the agreement we reached today, demonstrate what a selfless individual he truly he is."