Saints signing Marcus Maye as replacement for Marcus Williams

Cleveland Browns v New York Jets
Getty Images

The Saints saw safety Marcus Williams agree to terms with the Ravens on Tuesday, while safety Marcus Maye saw his former team, the Jets, agree to terms with safety Jordan Whitehead. That left the Saints in search of a safety, and Maye in search of a new team.

The Saints and Maye agreed to a three-year, $28.5 million contract with $15 million guaranteed on Tuesday night, NFL Media reports.

He ranks 48th on PFT’s top-100 free agents.

The Jets used the franchise tag on Maye in 2021, but his season didn’t go as either side expected.

The Jets were not made aware of DUI charges Maye faced stemming from a car crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Feb. 22, 2021, two weeks before the team used the $10.6 million tag on him.

Maye, 29, then played only six games before tearing his Achilles.

The Jets made Maye a second-round choice in 2017, and he leaves New York with 312 tackles, six interceptions, four forced fumbles and 24 pass breakups.

5 responses to “Saints signing Marcus Maye as replacement for Marcus Williams

  1. Solid player for half the money. Doesn’t have the other Marcus range but a good pickup.

  2. I see my Eagles are being cheap like always and letting all of the good safeties sign and wide receivers sign somewhere else.

  3. Saints got rid of a mercedes and got a kia that hasn’t been road tested since it came out of the repair shop. Don’t expect too much joy on this deal.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.