New faces will be headed to the New York Jets as it was announced Tuesday that former Titans wide receiver Corey Davis and former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson both came to agreements tying them to the organization for three years apiece.
Davis, 26, signed a contract worth $37.5 million with $27 million guaranteed. The wideout is coming off his best season in the NFL with career highs in receiving yards (984), 100-yard receiving games (5), average yards per reception (15.1), and touchdown receptions (5). His best single-game performance came against the Cleveland Browns in 2020 when he posted an 11-catch, 182-yard game in Week 13.
During his four-year career with the Titans, Davis has hauled in 207 receptions, 2,851 yards, and 11 touchdowns.
Lawson, 25, agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal that includes 30 million guaranteed. He will be the highest-paid player on the Jets averaging $15 million per year. His 2020 season proved he was one of the most disruptive pass rushers in the league. He totaled 5.5 sacks and forced two fumbles but proved to be a factor against opposing offensive tackles.
The defensive end created 10.5 sacks for the Bengals last year, ranking seventh in the NFL. He also ranked No. 14 in Pass Rush Win Rate when lined up on the edge. In 2017, he led all rookies with 8.5 sacks.
Still, the young star who will play in tandem with Jets star Quinnen Williams, is injury prone, having missed time in 2018 with a torn ACL and in 2019 with a hamstring injury. He played all season for the first time since his rookie year last season.
Over his four-year career, he has 81 tackles, 20 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
The Jets will look to continue adding players during free agency to bolster both sides of the ball.
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