Jets Sign First-Round DE Quinton Coples to 4-Year Deal

Jets Sign First-Round DE Quinton Coples to 4-Year Deal

With the second signing of the day, the Jets landed their top round pick Quinton Coples.  The deal is said to be close to $9M according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.  Coples tweeted from his brand new verified twitter account around 7pm tonight.

QueCeasar I have officially signed my contract with the New York Jets I am excited about being a part of the family and doing business with them..#nyj 5/17/12 6:42 PM

The Jets signed their 7th round safety, Antonio Allen, earlier today.

RichCimini Coples deal close to $9M. There is a team option for a fifth year, standard in all first-round deals. #Jets 5/17/12 6:14 PM

The former North Carolina defensive end, the 16th overall pick, will receive a fully guaranteed deal, according to a league source, for about $9 million.

The contract includes the standard team option for a fifth year.

“(I want to show) that I can compete at the highest level, that I can compete on the national stage, that I can help the New York Jets get to a Super Bowl,” Coples said at the recent rookie minicamp.

With Coples signed, the Jets have six of their eight draft picks under contract. – Read More