The deal, first reported by ESPN, runs for three years, will pay Nelson $12.6 million and includes a $3.5 million signing bonus. The Journal Sentinel reported the bonus is the only change this season for Nelson, who will continue to play this season under his perviously agreed upon $600,000 base salary.
Robert Saleh lauds Zach Wilson after Jets' loss: 'If he plays like that, we're gonna win a lot of football games'
Zach Wilson turned in perhaps the most impressive performance of his young career. Unfortunately, his New York Jets still fell to the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, 23-20, and a Wilson fumble in the fourth quarter loomed large in the loss.