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Jets trade John Franklin-Myers for sixth-round NFL draft pick in another swap with Broncos

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The Jets-to-Denver pipeline is flowing. 

Gang Green traded John Franklin-Myers to the Broncos on Saturday, according to a source, in exchange for a 2026 sixth-round pick.

The trade comes less than a week after the Jets traded quarterback Zach Wilson to the Broncos

Franklin-Myers, 27, has been on the Jets since 2019 when the team claimed him off of waivers from the Rams.


John Franklin-Myers is headed to the Broncos. Robert Sabo for NY Post

He started 52 games over the past four seasons.

He had 3.5 sacks last season and 33 tackles.

He has a combined 17.5 sacks over the past four years. 

This was a financial decision for the Jets.

Franklin-Myers was set to make $13.3 million in base salary in 2024 and carry a salary-cap number of $16.4 million.

By trading him, the Jets cleared $7.3 million in cap space and saved the cash he was due this season.


John Franklin-Myers
John Franklin-Myers will join ex-Jet Zach Wilson in Denver. Bill Kostroun/New York Post

He leaves behind a dead-money charge of $9 million. 

ESPN reported that Franklin-Myers agreed to a new two-year, $15 million contract with the Broncos that includes $10 million guaranteed. 

Franklin-Myers became expendable when the Jets traded for Haason Reddick earlier this month.

Franklin-Myers’ playing time was about to decrease significantly.

The Jets also want to give more playing time to Will McDonald, who they drafted in the first round last year. 

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