The long-awaited divorce between the Jets and safety Marcus Maye was finalized Tuesday night.
According to a source, Maye agreed in principle to a three-year, $28.5 million deal with the Saints. The deal includes a guaranteed $15 million and may become official at 4 p.m. Wednesday when the new league year begins.
Maye, who was second-round picked by the Jets in 2017, and the Jets have been heading towards a split for almost a year. The Jets put the franchise tag on Maye last year and the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement and there are bad feelings about the negotiations on both sides. Maye didn’t get in touch either a DUI arrest to the team, with the team learning of the arrest from the media.
Maye only started six games for the Jets last season. He suffered a torn Achilles tendon against the Colts in early November and missed the remainder of the season. Maye started 60 games for the Jets and had six interceptions. He was voted Team MVP in 2020. The Jets drafted Maye and Jamal Adams in the first two rounds of the 2017 draft and expect them to be their starting security for the next decade. Now both are gone.
The Jets lost another free agent on Tuesday when tackle Morgan Moses reportedly agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the Ravens. Moses started with the right tackle for the Jets in 16 games last season, but the team expects George Fant and Mekhi Becton to be his starting tackles this year.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/15/marcus-maye-ex-jet-agrees-to-three-year-deal-with-saints/ Marcus Maye, ex-Jet, agrees to three-year deal with Saints