The New York Jets have continued to add former Green Bay Packers players to their roster.
After securing the services of legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers, among others, the Jets have now signed former Packers safety Adrian Amos to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, according to theScore’s Jordan Schultz.
Amos, known for his durability and consistent play, did not miss a single game during his four seasons with the Packers. Over that span, he amassed an impressive 362 tackles, seven interceptions, and four sacks in his 66 regular season appearances. His reliability and productivity have made him a valuable asset on the field.
Before his tenure with the Packers, Amos spent four seasons with the Chicago Bears. However, it was with the Packers that he truly flourished. In 2019, he signed a lucrative four-year, $37 million contract with Green Bay and played out that contract to the end.
With the addition of Amos, the Jets now boast an impressive safety corps, consisting of Amos, Jordan Whitehead, and recently acquired former Baltimore Ravens safety Chuck Clark. The addition of veteran talent at the position could potentially lead to the Jets employing some three-safety defensive formations.
While this move suggests a lack of confidence in the team’s existing safety depth, Amos is expected to bring stability and experience to the back end of the Jets’ defense.
It is worth noting that Amos had also visited the Ravens earlier in the offseason, indicating his attractiveness to multiple teams.
The growing list of former Packers players now donning the Jets’ green and white jerseys is quite remarkable. Alongside Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Amos, the Jets have also added quarterback Tim Boyle, wide receivers Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Malik Taylor, offensive tackle Billy Turner, and hired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to their ranks.
This influx of former Packers is a testament that the Jets’ believe this is the way to make their team more experienced in order to contend in the league.