The New York Jets have seemed to have reached a deal with free agent tight end Brandon Pettigrew after a deal was announced on Thursday afternoon. While the deal was announced a day ago, we now know whoever reported that was misinformed, as Pettigrew is instead returning to the Detroit Lions with a four-year deal.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are giving Pettigrew a four-year deal worth $16 million. That’s not $16 million per season, the Lions grabbed Pettigrew for a a total of $16 million.
Pettigrew agreed to a four-year, $16-million deal with the Lions on Thursday that includes $8 million guaranteed. He’s en route to Detroit this morning to take a physical and sign his contract.
Manish Mehta from the New York Daily News reported that the Jets had an agreement in place with Pettigrew on Thursday, but it’s unclear just what happened between now and then to have the tight end returning to the Lions. Either way, the re-signing of Pettigrew is back in Detroit and the Lions got extremely fair value for their veteran tight end.