Jets' John Franklin-Myers gets emotional after discussing contract extension

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John Franklin-Myers was cut from the Los Angeles Rams after his Super Bowl XLIII appearance with the team. The Jets scooped him off the waiver wire and haven't looked back since.

On Thursday, they rewarded him with a four-year, $55 million contract extension.

"Definitely an honor," Franklin-Myers told reporters in London on Friday with a big smile on his face. "Honored to get that security and get the chance to feed my son and my kids in the future. Just another opportunity to play with these guys and get coached from these coaches and just learn more. Looking forward to the opportunity and four more years here.

"I have full confidence in myself. I just ask for opportunity, and each opportunity, I take advantage of. The Jets gave me an opportunity, and I’m eternally grateful for that, and I owe them. This is the beginning of hopefully a great career and just continue to be dominant and help this team win games."

He said his son was the first person he called upon signing the deal.

"I wish that he was there when I signed it, but it just happened so fast," he said. "You don’t know how fast those talks go, and we wanted to get it done before heading to London, so he didn’t get a chance to be there, but I just wanted to talk to him."

He then paused, at first holding back tears, but ultimately let them flow.

"I play football for him, man. ... I just want to give him every opportunity.”

Those were his last comments of the day, and he left the podium to applause from the media.