The wait is outwardly over.
Zach Wilson, the previous BYU quarterback who was the second pick of the 2021 NFL draft by the New York Jets, has agreed to phrases with the Jets on his rookie contract, a number of shops reported Thursday morning.
Wilson had been the final first-round choose to not signal his contract, and he missed the primary day of coaching camp Wednesday due to that.
In line with a number of shops, the dispute between the Jets and Wilson’s representatives needed to do with contract language, notably the offset clause, which gives the workforce with monetary safety within the unlikely occasion it cuts Wilson earlier than the contract is over.
A number of shops reported that the Jets in the end received that sticking level, however the compromise was that Wilson will obtain his signing bonus of slightly below $23 million inside 15 days as a substitute of getting it deferred over an extended interval.
Because the second choose, Wilson was routinely slotted to make as his base compensation simply north of $35 million over the lifetime of the four-year deal.
The Jets had been broadly criticized for haggling with Wilson’s representatives over the contract language, with ESPN’s Wealthy Cimini writing Wednesday, “That is no method to construct chemistry in a brand new offensive scheme. The Jets haven’t reached a disaster level, but. Wilson might present up Thursday or Friday and this mess will probably be forgotten by subsequent week. However for now, it’s a nasty optic.”