"I am very excited about the opportunity to play for the Jets and Mr. Johnson," Izzo said. "I'm grateful for the chance to be reunited with Coach Westhoff, who played a key role early in my career, and look forward to playing for Coach Ryan as he brings his passionate, physical style of football to New York. Having spent my entire career in the AFC East, I'm very familiar with the Jets' incredibly loyal, knowledgeable and passionate fans and this is an amazing chance to work hard and make them proud."
A 13-year NFL veteran, Izzo began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 1996. He became an unrestricted free agent following the 2000 season and signed with the New England Patriots on Mar. 6, 2001.