Continuing to look at improving their roster, the Jets have reportedly agreed to terms on a 3-year $33 million contract with former 49ers and Seahawks cornerback DJ Reed.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 15, 2022
The signing was first reported by Connor Hughes of the Athletic.
DJ Reed on the boundary, reads Rodgers' eyes and peels off his man to break up the pass attempt. pic.twitter.com/mQqxf4bCUn
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) March 15, 2022
It’s starter money for Reed at $11 million per after a career year with the Seahawks in which he picked up 2 interceptions, 10 passes defended and 78 tackles. Reed was recently named a player the Seahawks could least afford to lose after dealing quarterback Russ Wilson to the Broncos.
The one knock on Reed is his height at corner as he checks in at 5′ 9”. It didn’t stop Reed from finishing among the best corners in the NFL in completion percentage allowed.
Last season, Reed (78.6) was PFF's 9th highest graded CB✈️ pic.twitter.com/gVu9khGXux
— PFF NY Jets (@PFF_Jets) March 15, 2022
Comfortable in both man and zone coverage, Reed should settle in right away as he played for Jets head coach Robert Saleh in San Francisco when Saleh was his defensive coordinator. Reed is the Jets first free agent addition on the defensive side of the ball.