New York Jets Wide Receiver Writes Heartfelt Farewell Message
New York Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios has penned a heartfelt goodbye to the fans after failing to agree a contract restructure with the Gang Green.
His release will free up $5 million against the Jets’ salary cap, which intensified speculation that the franchise could attempt to lure Aaron Rodgers to New York.
Berrios thanked Jets Nation, general manager Joe Douglas and the rest of the upper management team for “a wild four years.”
“I couldn’t imagine a better place to play and people to share these memories with,” he said. “I hate we couldn’t work this one out, but I’m so grateful for the career you’ve allowed me to build here in New York. This team is on the right track.
“Jets Nation will absolutely be missed. Nothing but love and gratitude – until next time, New York.”
Berrios racked up 107 receptions for 1,085 yards and five touchdowns during his four-year spell with the Jets.
He added another 767 yards as a punt returner and 1,667 yards and a touchdown from kickoffs, while he earned All-Pro honors as a returner in 2021 after he averaged 30.4 yards per kickoff return.
Berrios signed a two-year deal worth $12 million a year ago, but his 2023 cap number of $8.232 million was too high for the Jets to cover, and he will now look for a new team after failing to agree a restructure.