Jets sign Mecole Hardman to ‘one-year deal up to $6.5million’ as wideout leaves Chiefs after winning second Super Bowl in Kansas City
The Jets have added another pass-catcher to an already talented receiving corps, signing Mecole Hardman to a one-year contract.
The contract is worth up to $6.5million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Hardman played the first four years of his career with the Chiefs, and won his second Super Bowl in February as Kansas City beat the Eagles 38-25.
However, Hardman did not play in that game due to injury.
The 2019 second-round pick was productive for the Chiefs, totaling 2,088 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, including a career-best 693 yards in 2021.
Mecole Hardman played four years with the Chiefs and won two Super Bowls with the team
Hardman scores a touchdown vs. the Chiefs in the 2022 AFC Championship Game
Hardman played just eight regular season games last season for the Chiefs as he struggled with injuries.
The signing comes after the Jets agreed to a four-year, $44million deal to sign ex-Packers receiver Allen Lazard – possibly reuniting him with his quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
And the Jets’ receiving corps wasn’t in terrible shape before either.
Garrett Wilson tallied 1,103 yards and four touchdowns in a tremendous rookie season, while Corey Davis caught 32 balls for 536 yards.
Hardman could soon be joined Rodgers in New York – as the Packers quarterback recently stated his desire to play for the Jets on the Pat McAfee Show.
However, the two teams have yet to agree to terms, with ProFootballTalk reporting Green Bay was being difficult in negotiations, asking for a ‘first-round pick and more’ from the Jets for the 39-year-old.
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