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Sport Watch: Jets DE John Franklin-Myers gets emotional discussing new contract

07:50  09 october  2021
07:50  09 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The New York Jets agreed to terms with John Franklin-Myers on a massive contract extension this week, and the defensive end shared a great moment with the media on Friday while discussing how much the new deal means to him.

John Franklin-Myers of the Jets knocks the ball from Patriots quarterback Mac Jones. © Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC John Franklin-Myers of the Jets knocks the ball from Patriots quarterback Mac Jones.

Myers, who signed a four-year, $55 million extension, said his son was the first person he called to deliver the big news. He was overcome with emotion when discussing how his son is his motivation for playing football. Check out the video:

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Franklin-Myers also sent a great tweet after he officially signed the new deal.

You can certainly understand why the contract means so much to Franklin-Myers. The former Stephen F. Austin star was drafted in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Rams in 2018, but he did not make the regular-season roster. He was claimed off waivers by the Jets and won a starting job in training camp this year. Franklin-Myers has three sacks, five quarterback hits and a forced fumble in four games.

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Video: John Franklin-Meyers gets emotional after signing contract extension with Jets (NFL)

Between Franklin-Myers’ raw emotion and the way Quinnen Williams gushed about meeting his new teammates, the Jets’ defensive line is a very likable unit.

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