The Jets have signed cornerback Michael Carter II, the first of three CBs they will draft on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.
In the spring of 2015, Carter II signed his first professional contract after being drafted by the New York Jets, graduating from Duke University, and receiving his degree from Duke.
Carter II played in 46 games for the Blue Devils, starting 36 of them. He recorded 24 PBUs in his career, good for tenth all-time at Duke. Carter started every game last year and finished with 41 tackles, 3 TFL, and 2 INTs in 11 games played. He made 10 tackles for loss, enough for ninth-best in the ACC.
Carter ran the 40-yard sprint in 4.30 seconds and leaped 35.5 inches at Duke’s Pro Day. In college, he rotated between nickel, cornerback, and safety.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh remarked on the phone to Carter II on draft day: “In this defensive operation, we (do) have a plan for you. All of your skills and attributes together—your quickness, your agility, your ability to cover individual players, your instincts, your intelligence. Everything is applicable to our operations.”
Along with Carter II, the Jets also have Jamison Crowder and Thomas Hennessy, both of whom played college football at Duke. Carter II, who captained the squad last year, has been named to the Academic All-ACC team three times.
Carter II is a kick return specialist who also played on special teams for Duke. He is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame to the top football scholar-athlete in the country.
Michael Carter II Contract
Michael Carter agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a four-year, $3,808,927 contract that included a $328,927 signing bonus and a $328,927 guaranteed bonus.
Michael Carter II Salary
Michael Carter makes an average of $952,232 each year. Carter’s base salary in 2022 will be $825,000, and his cap hit will be $907,232.
Michael Carter II Net Worth
Michael Carter has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars