Free Agency

Brian Poole re-signs, Jets finally jettison Trumaine Johnson

Admin - March 18, 2020

The New York Jets re-signed CB Brian Poole to a 1-year deal worth $5M (all guaranteed). Poole, 27, was the Gang Green's primary nickel back last season. He started in 10 games and appeared in 14, playing in 68% of all defensive snaps. He had a pick six against the Raiders and finished last season with 5 pass defenses, 1 forced fumble, 59 tackles (48 solo). Prior to joining the Jets, Poole spent 3 years with the Falcons, starting in 21 games and intercepting 4 passes.

The Jets also finally parted ways with CB Trumaine Johnson, who was a huge disappointment after signing a 5-year $72.5M contract with the Gang Green two years ago. Johnson missed 15 games over the last two years and had just one interception last year. He finished his first season in green-and-white as a healthy scratch in Week 17, benched by outgoing coach Todd Bowles for disciplinary reasons. Then, Johnson was demoted from a starting role in Weeks 2 and 3 by new coach Adam Gase before getting his job back. Several ankle injuries ended his season, as the Jets placed him on IR after 7 games.