Jets Decline To Extend Tenders To LB Burgess And CB Maulet

Shortly after the new NFL league year began, the New York Jets officially chose not to extend qualifying offers for linebacker James Burgess and cornerback Arthur Maulet.According to WFAN’s Jets Insider Brian Costello, the team also did not tender safety Bennett Jackson. The decision makes the three players unrestricted free agents, and able to sign with any team.

The Jets did not extend tenders to restricted free agents LB James Burgess and CB Arthur Maulet, so they are now unrestricted and free to sign with anyone. #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 18, 2020

Burgess and Maulet were two players that stepped in amid team injuries and excelled under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for the Jets last year. In his first season with the Jets, Burgess made ten starts while star linebacker C.J. Mosley spent most of the year sidelined with a groin injury.

Mosley signed a massive five-year $85 million contract with the Jets last March, but played in just two games. Burgess, a third-year linebacker who played his first two seasons with the Browns, recorded 80 tackles for Gang Green while impressing in Mosley’s absence.

Also in his first year with the Jets, the 26-year old Maulet helped sure up the team’s secondary during his six starts. Maulet saw his playing time increase after injuries to cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts.

Burgess and Maulet can still be in the Jets future roster plans, both are eligible to be signed by Gang Green as unrestricted free agents.