The Jets have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract with second-round tight end Jace Amaro, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (via Twitter). The team confirmed the signing in a tweet shortly after Mehta made his report.
Amaro, who turns 22 next month, will join a Jets team that re-signed Jeff Cumberland earlier in the offseason, but failed to bring aboard an impact tight end in free agency, despite pursuing players like Brandon Pettigrew. Whether he’s catching balls from Michael Vick or Geno Smith in the fall, Amaro figures to step in and play a major part in New York’s offense from the get-go.
As Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap details, Amaro’s signing bonus should be worth about $1.442MM, and his four-year contract should have an overall base value of around $4.293MM.