Mike Goodson gets three years, $6.9 million from Jets

AP

The Jets were reportedly close to a deal with running back Mike Goodson when the day got started and they were able to cross the final gaps.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that Goodson has agreed to a three-year, $6.9 million deal to help replace the departed Shonn Greene in the Jets backfield. Goodson had 221 yards on 65 carries for the Raiders last season and added 16 catches out of the backfield in the 12 games he was healthy enough to play as a complement to Darren McFadden.

Goodson joins Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight as the current running backs for the Jets, which should give him his best chance yet at earning serious playing time after spending his career to date behind McFadden, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. We’d imagine the Jets will try to add another back to the mix during the draft, just in case Goodson doesn’t prove up to a more sizable role and to help generally add talent to a team without much of it.

The Jets have also been talking with linebacker Antwan Barnes so this may not be the last addition to a team that’s said goodbye to a slew of players through the first few days of free agency.

23 responses to “Mike Goodson gets three years, $6.9 million from Jets

  1. Great…he got joetoronto’s endorsement.
    Joetoronto easily the most knowledgeable guy on PFT…commitment to excrement…Bengals own Raiders

  2. He did some good things in Oakland when he was healthy, but that’s a lot of money for a veteran running back who’s never been a starter, has had injury problems and doesn’t hang onto the ball reliably.

  3. decent signing not sure with all that’s out there this was the best option. Next woulf be Kolb and Gibson. Must make a push for Gibson. Simms and Tebow are cut which gives more cap room. If we get Kolb then McElroy is gone. Another one I think we should get back is both Edwards and Keller.

  4. Mike. Goodson. Got. Over. 2MM. Per. Season!?
    Mike… freaking… Goodson!?

    BTW, who the hell is he complimentary to? I think McKnight is a “complimantary back” too. Wow.. this FA period has been ridiculous.

  5. Goodson,Powell, McKnight

    Sanchez,Garrard, Tebow, McElroy, Kolb

    Anyone notice a trend here?

    None of these players could start for most teams in the NFL except for one.

  6. 6.9 over three years spreads into $2.3mil a season. (Idk if thats exactly how its structured) but thats not really that much money under the cap compared to our space.

  7. nbooat says: Mar 15, 2013 10:55 AM

    Great…he got joetoronto’s endorsement.
    Joetoronto easily the most knowledgeable guy on PFT…commitment to excrement…Bengals own Raiders
    ————-
    Congrats. Maybe now your team can go out and own their division.

  8. ampats says:Mar 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    Goodson,Powell, McKnight

    Sanchez,Garrard, Tebow, McElroy, Kolb

    Anyone notice a trend here?

    About your daily posts?
    Sure, they’re getting more ignorant by the day.

  9. Damn, I loved Goodson in Oakland but anything over a mil a year is way too much. You don’t pay 2.3 mil a year for a spell back.

  10. As a Panthers fan, it was obvious to me that this guy could ball, given an opportunity. He coughs it up more than you’d like, but I think the Jets and their fans will be pleased with who they just got.

    And for all of you surprised at the money being thrown around this FA, have you already forgot about the new CBA? About how rookie contracts are structured, meaning a lot more money goes to the veterans, as it should?

  11. Don’t worry about him coughing the ball up…the qb will do it before it even gets o him!
    This Jets team is really becoming laughable. They have one…I repeat,one…player worth anything on the team and they want to trade him because he’s way overpaid. I look at the roster and I don’t think they could win in the CFL! Arena ball, maybe.
    Has the fireman slit his throat yet?

  12. tsizzlesucks says:Mar 15, 2013 1:42 PM

    This Jets team is really becoming laughable. They have one…I repeat,one…player worth anything on the team and they want to trade him because he’s way overpaid. I look at the roster and I don’t think they could win in the CFL! Arena ball, maybe.

    Mangold, Revis, Ferguson,Holmes plus some others returning from FA plus some others =one?
    Repeat? I think you saying the above once was once too much!

    Then again since when do facts count when you’re so laughable! Silly you.

  13. Whatttt! So now we’re signing questionable Raiders?! Oh sorry those last two words were redundant.

    This is the first move Idzik has made I don’t like! So we signed Goodson for 3 years @6.9M and couldn’t work out a deal with Leon Washington for the 1.5M salary & a 1M roster bonus for a year that Seattle wanted for him. It looks like we would have been in the ballpark to work out a multi-year deal… 2.5M X 3 yrs = 7.5M. Com’on Man! Lets have some vision!

    Anyone know the details of Leon’s deal with Pats? or Gooden’s guaranteed moola?

  14. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 15, 2013 6:15 PM

    Whatttt! So now we’re signing questionable Raiders?! Oh sorry those last two words were redundant.
    __________________

    This is funny coming from a Jets fan. It’s been a sad 10+ years for the Raiders but they are 3-1 in Superbowls since that Jets last appearance in one in 1969.

  15. Yes I can’t deny you guys have a better Super Bowl appearance factor & more wins and I actually used to at least respect the Raiders but com’on really lets stay current… A decade without even a winning record… Ouch!!! That much be hard. At least we’ve had something to play for and get behind to stay relevant. 5 playoff appearance in the same 10 year time frame & 2 AFC Championship games in the last 4 years.

    My previous comment stands

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