NFL free agency update: Isaiah Crowell signs with New York Jets

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 10, 2017: Running back Isaiah Crowell
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 10, 2017: Running back Isaiah Crowell /

As the Cleveland Browns aim for a running back in the draft, Isaiah Crowell will take his talents to the New York Jets.

Last year was a commendable one for the Jets. A team that was expected to be in contention for the No. 1 pick ended up contending for a wild card spot most of the season. The bottom fell out almost as soon as it seemed firm for New York, but things could be looking up as all eyes turn towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

Josh McCown re-upped with the Jets, and he’ll have a new running back behind him when the season starts. Isaiah Crowell, who has spent his career with the Cleveland Browns, agreed to a deal with New York on Tuesday.

It’s hardly the biggest signing of free agency, but the Jets have had success with

Contract details

It’s a three-year deal for Crowell, which seems to be standard for the deals we’ve heard announced. It puts the Jets in a great spot to see if he can be a running back worth building into the offense or gives them an out if he flames out.

National reaction

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This is a solid signing for the Jets. They won’t be competing in 2018, but then again that’s an assumption not unlike the one made about them last year. No one thought the Eagles were putting together a Super Bowl roster in free agency last winter and look how that turned out. To call the Jets a Super Bowl caliber team is facetious at best, but adding Crowell is a giant step in a direction we didn’t expect them to be able to identify: the right one.

Grade: B