Reports: Jets to sign WR Mike Williams to one-year, $15M deal

League: NFL

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2024 at 10:31 PM

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The New York Jets are signing wide receiver Mike Williams to a one-year deal worth up to $15 million, ESPN and NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Williams, 29, was a cap casualty released by the Los Angeles Chargers last week after he spent his first seven NFL seasons with the club.

Williams' 2023 season was cut short in Week 3 when he suffered a torn ACL. In 88 career games (62 starts), he has racked up 309 catches for 4,806 yards (15.6 yards per catch) and 31 touchdowns, plus one rushing touchdown.

In Los Angeles, Williams was the No. 2 receiver complementing Keenan Allen. In New York, he will line up opposite former Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson while quarterback Aaron Rodgers makes his return from injury.

Williams was due to make $17 million in the final year of his three-year deal with the Chargers before he was released.

--Field Level Media