New York Jets: Jamison Crowder is a perfect fit for the Jets

New York Jets. Jamison Crowder (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
New York Jets. Jamison Crowder (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) /

The New York Jets have made their first big splash in free agency, inking former Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder to a 3 year/28.5 million deal.

The New York Jets are on the board in free agency, with the signing of former Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder to a 3 year/$28.5 million deal with $17 million guaranteed.

This is the first big splash of free agency for Gang Green, as they give 2nd year quarterback Sam Darnold a new weapon to work with in 2019 and beyond.

Crowder had an injury riddled 2018 season for the Redskins, catching 29 passes for 388 yards and scoring two touchdowns in 9 games. The previous two years, however, Crowder averaged 66.5 catches, 818 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Redskins.

Personally, I love this move for the Jets.

First of all, Crowder will be just 26 years old by the time training camp starts in August. This means that the time his deal with the Jets is up he will still only be 29 years old and still in the physical prime of his career.

In terms of the X’s and O’s, Crowder is a versatile receiver who can play both on the outside and in the slot, though he is more known as a slot receiver and will likely play there for the Jets.

He didn’t put up gigantic numbers for the Redskins in his four season there, but he put together three very solid seasons in an average at best passing attack.

The value of his contract is also good for both him and the team, as the $9.5 million he will average annually is a solid number for a receiver of his caliber while the Jets won’t need to break the bank to get him.

With that being said, Crowder’s value is more than just the money he is making. He will be able to help out Darnold tremendously as a reliable, consistent receiver who will make the right play and be productive while helping Darnold in his development as a franchise quarterback.

Joining Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson in the Jets receiver corps, Crowder will be able to take pressure off the two talented outside receivers and deflect the attention the defense normally would put on them.

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Overall, this signing is an extremely beneficially one for the Jets. Crowder will be an excellent fit for the team and it will be fun seeing him on the field for them starting in 2019.