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Jets Decline Fifth-Year Option on Darron Lee

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan was non-committal following the NFL draft when he was asked about whether or not the Jets planned on exercising the team’s fifth-year option on linebacker Darron Lee, but now we have our answer and it comes as little surprise that the Jets won’t be picking it up.

All signs pointed to a Lee departure when the Jets paid big bucks to add linebacker CJ Mosley in free agency.  Should the Jets retain Lee this season, and there are a few reasons why they should, he could wind up landing the Jets a comp pick should he depart via free agency.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.