FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets and first-round draft pick Darron Lee have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $10.2 million that is fully guaranteed.
Lee was on his way to New Jersey on Wednesday, a few hours after players reported for physicals at the team's facility. The linebacker will likely participate in the Jets' first training camp practice on Thursday.
Lee was the 20th overall pick out of Ohio State and is expected to have a big role as a rookie in coach Todd Bowles' defense.
While the amount of money is slotted for draft picks, the hang-up on the deal was the default language in the guarantees the Jets were looking for and the guaranteed percentage Lee's representatives wanted. Lee ended up getting the full four years guaranteed, as desired, but New York can recoup some of that money if the linebacker is cut at any point for non-football reasons.
Lee's signing leaves just two 2016 first-round picks unsigned in Chargers defender Joey Bosa and 49ers offensive guard Joshua Garnett.
Garnett, a Stanford product, was selected with the No. 28 overall pick after San Francisco traded up with Kansas City.
Garnett was the second first-round pick the 49ers had that year after selecting Oregon's DeForest Buckner at No. 7 overall.
CSN Bay Area staff contributed to this report