The New York Jets and Jordan Whitehead have agreed to terms on a free agent contract. Whitehead inked a two-year, $14.5 million dollar deal, as outlined by Josina Anderson.
The Jets have been toiling away at improving defense, and especially the secondary, which struggled mightily to halt rival attacks in the previous campaign. Whitehead’s outstanding ability to come down from the safety position and stop the run was a major factor in his tremendous performance last season for the Bucs’ secondary.
Tampa Bay will start Mike Edwards at free safety now that Whitehead has left the organization. Even when both starting safeties were 100 percent healthy, Edwards still got plenty of playing time. The Buccaneers’ deep secondary shouldn’t be a problem if he improves this year.
With Whitehead gone, however, the competition for playing time at safety is now more intriguing than ever. The Bucs have the option of signing a free-agent safety or negotiating a trade with another team to improve their defense before the deadline.
Mike Edwards is a two-position safety who can also play cornerback, but beyond Antoine Winfield Jr. there isn’t much else to cheer about.
Jordan Whitehead Contract
Jordan Whitehead agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a two-year, $14,500,000 contract that included a $5,965,000 signing bonus and a $7,000,000 guarantee.
Jordan Whitehead Salary
The average salary for Jordan Whitehead is $7,250,000 per year. Whitehead’s base salary in 2022 will be $1,035,000. He will also get a signing bonus of $5,965,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000. His cap hit will be $4,223,384.
Jordan Whitehead Net Worth
Jordan Whitehead’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million