Jets Rumors: Garrett Wilson Agrees to 4-Year, $20.5M Rookie Contract

Adam WellsMay 18, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28: Garrett Wilson, Ohio State University is selected as the number ten pick by the New York Jets during the NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Garrett Wilson, the second first-round draft pick by the New York Jets, is now officially a member of the team. 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 21-year-old agreed to a four-year, fully guaranteed $20.55 million deal with the Jets:

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Jets reached agreement today with the 10th overall pick Garrett Wilson on a four-year, fully-guaranteed $20.55 million deal, per source.<br><br>Jets now have all three of their first-round picks under contract on May 18.

The selection of the Ohio State product finalized the Jamal Adams trade the Jets made with the Seattle Seahawks in July 2020. They received Bradley McDougald, a first- and third-round pick in 2021 and a first-round pick in 2022 in exchange for the safety. 

New York came out of that deal with Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker, who was selected with the No. 14 overall pick in 2021. The third-round pick that year was used to trade up with the Minnesota Vikings into the first round to select Vera-Tucker. 

Wilson was the second pick in the top 10 for the Jets. They used their first choice at No. 4 overall on Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner.

While it remains to be seen what Wilson is going to be in the NFL, he could become Zach Wilson's go-to option on the outside right away. The Jets also have Corey Davis and Elijah Moore, but neither looks like a No. 1 option in a good offense. 

B/R's NFL scouting department ranked Wilson as the fifth-best receiver in the class, behind Drake London (No. 5 overall), Chris Olave (No. 10), Jameson Williams (No. 15) and Jahan Dotson (No. 18). He wound up being the second wideout selected after London went to the Atlanta Falcons at No. 8. 

Wilson had an outstanding three-year career at Ohio State, logging 2,213 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns in 32 games since 2019. He was named to the All-Big Ten team in each of the past two seasons, including the first team in 2021.

Expectations will be high for Wilson, and his resume suggests he can be a high-level player for a Jets team that has made several quality moves this offseason.