Jets WR Josh Doctson Opts Out

A late opt-out: Jets wide receiver Josh Doctson. The former first-round pick notified his new team he will opt out, Mike Garafolo of tweets.

Doctson signed with the Jets in February as a street free agent, doing so after the Vikings cut him during the 2019 season. The former Washington first-rounder’s bounce-back opportunity will have to wait until 2021.

Doctson’s one-year Jets pact will toll to 2021, though it is certainly not a lock he will be in Gang Green’s plans for the ’21 regular season. As a Viking in 2019, Doctson suffered a leg injury in September but was one of Minnesota’s IR-return designations. He did not, however, make any catches for the Vikings.

While Doctson did not deliver on Washington’s investment, he did post multiple 500-plus-yard seasons from 2017-18 and profiled as a somewhat interesting candidate to factor into the Jets’ wideout mix this season. Instead, he will join C.J. Mosley and offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi in opting out.

View Comments (12)
newest oldest

12 comments on “Jets WR Josh Doctson Opts Out

    • Mpicc33

      He did guarantee himself 150k by opting out though instead of getting nothing when he was cut

      • Ak185

        I think that’s only an advance. Unless Doctson is judged to be high risk, he does not get a stipend.

        • wagner13

          Correct. Otherwise, any players on the roster bubble would probably opt out to secure a guaranteed payday. Besides, then the contract wouldn’t roll over to next season

        • Mpicc33

          From what I read it’s 150k for voluntary opt out and 350k for medical reasons but Ak’s answer sounds correct

    • wagner13

      What a horrific draft class for receivers. Doctson, Coleman, and Treadwell were complete flops in the first round. At least Thomas and Boyd redeemed the group a bit in the second round

      • Ak185

        That first round was brutal, for sure. A couple of them have chances to at least not be total busts if they can get the next couple of seasons right. Still, not what you expect from a first rounder.

  1. chippahawk

    No different than the unemployed who don’t want to go back to work. He and Treadwell have worn out their welcomes.

Leave a Reply