Marcus Maye didn’t get a new contract before the July 15 deadline, which means his future with the Jets is uncertain at best.
With no new deal in place, the Jets cannot offer Maye another contract until next offseason, when they could also place a second franchise tag on the safety. If not, he will hit the open market in 2022. Of course, there’s also a chance he’s traded before that.
This sets up an interesting storyline for the Jets throughout the season. Maye is one of the most experienced players on the defense – and certainly in the secondary – but he’ll play this season on his franchise tag with the hopes of landing a long-term extension next summer. That’s Maye’s future, but the Jets’ future at the safety position is entirely unclear now.
As Gang Green tries to figure that out, here are six thoughts on the Jets and Maye failing to come to terms.