The New York Jets positioned the franchise tag on beginning security Marcus Maye in March however are no nearer to signing him to an extension or a brand new contract.
NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport (h/t Kevin Patra) reported Tuesday that the Jets have not responded to Maye’s newest supply, which has now been taken off the desk. Tagged gamers have till Thursday at 4 p.m. ET to signal a deal, and the 28-year-old is about to earn $10.61 million for the upcoming season by way of the one-year tender.
Maye tallied 88 complete tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, two pressured fumbles, one fumble restoration and 11 move breakups throughout the 2020 marketing campaign, the most effective, to this point, of his NFL profession. Nonetheless, the Jets hit the figurative reset button after 2020 and have a brand new head coach in Robert Saleh and a brand new beginning quarterback in rookie Zach Wilson. Thus, it is comprehensible they’d have Maye full a minimum of one contract 12 months realizing they might tag him a second time subsequent March.
Based on Rapoport, the Jets lately supplied Maye a contract that included a mean per 12 months of 20% under the $10.61 million he would earn taking part in beneath the tag. Maye’s camp rejected the supply as a result of he beforehand discovered he would’ve obtained higher offers that included extra assured cash had he hit free company.