FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and defensive end John Franklin-Myers agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension Thursday night, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
The 25-year-old Franklin-Myers is one of the Jets’ young standouts on their defensive line, which has been a strength of the team.
Financial details were not immediately available. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the extension, which was first reported by the New York Daily News.
Franklin-Myers was in the final year of his rookie contract, and the Jets will now keep him in the mix through the 2025 season.
He has already tied his single-season high with three sacks in the Jets’ first four games, ranking second to only Quinnen Williams with 3 1/2. Franklin-Myers also has six quarterback hits, four tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Franklin-Myers was drafted in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 out of Stephen F. Austin. He played in every game as a rookie, and got a strip-sack of New England’s Tom Brady in the Super Bowl that season.
But Franklin-Myers was waived during the Rams’ final roster cuts the next summer. The Jets claimed him off waivers, and he spent most of the 2019 season on injured reserve.
He broke through last season with New York as a versatile part of the defensive line, and showing a consistent ability to put pressure on the quarterback.
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