Jamal Adams was one of the last first-round picks to sign a contract with his NFL team, but the former LSU star is officially on board with the New York Jets.
Adams and the franchise agreed to a 4-year deal worth $22.3 million, all of which is guaranteed, along with a $14.3 million signing bonus. Sources informed NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport of the news on Thursday evening.
The Jets chose Adams with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Since 2010, the Jets have selected nine defensive players and zero offensive players in the first round.
There are only four first-round picks who haven’t signed: 49ers DL Solomon Thomas (No. 3 overall), Titans WR Corey Davis (No. 5), Raiders CB Gareon Conley (No. 24) and Browns S Jabrill Peppers (No. 25).
The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Adams, who was named a First-Team All-American by CBS Sports after last season, has already turned heads with the Jets and tops the team’s depth chart.
In his final season with the Tigers, Adams was third on the team with 76 tackles (a team-best 42 solo tackles) to go with 7.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble.
Adams will be playing alongside fellow LSU alum Morris Claiborne, who was signed by the Jets as a free agent last March, not long after the team released standout CB Darrelle Revis.
Like Adams, Claiborne also was the No. 6 overall pick when he was taken at that spot by the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.