Jets S Marcus Maye signs franchise tag

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Jets safety Marcus Maye has signed his franchise tag, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Maye stands to make $10.612 million on the one-year tag. He and the Jets have until July 15 to agree on a long-term deal. If they cannot, Maye will play the 2021 season on the tag.

Maye, 28, is coming off a career year in which he was the fourth-highest graded safety in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus. He finished 2020 with a career-high 88 combined tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

He is now the Jets’ longest-tenured player following the departure of OLB Jordan Jenkins, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Texans on Saturday.

This is the first time the Jets have used the franchise tag since placing it on Muhammad Wilkerson in 2016. Wilkerson went on to sign a five-year, $85 million deal that included $37 million over the first two years. He did not stay in New York past 2017, though.

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