Detroit Lions' 2017 1st-round pick Jarrad Davis to sign with New York Jets in free agency

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Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press
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2021 NFL free agency is off to a roaring start Monday, and the agreements continue to come in.

Former Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis is headed to the New York Jets on a one-year contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $7 million.

Davis was the No. 21 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft out of Florida by then-Lions general manager Bob Quinn, and although he wasn't a bust — his college teammate, Teez Tabor was picked in Round 2 by the Lions that same year and was a bust — he did not live up to his draft billing, and the Lions declined his fifth-year option last May.

He was relegated to backup duty last season, starting four of 14 games and collecting a career-low 46 tackles and a half-sack.

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Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis.
Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis.

In four seasons, Davis started 45 of 55 games, amassaing 305 tackles, 19 for loss, 10.5 sacks and one interception.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Ex-Detroit Lions first-rounder Jarrad Davis to sign with New York Jets