Broncos acquire DE John Franklin-Myers from Jets

By Thomson Reuters Apr 29, 2024 | 11:22 AM

The Denver Broncos acquired defensive end John Franklin-Myers from the New York Jets in exchange for a 2026 sixth-round pick, both teams confirmed Monday.

Franklin-Myers, 27, recorded 3.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, 33 tackles and three passes defensed in 17 starts with the Jets last season.

“It is something we have been working on the past couple of weeks,” Broncos general manager George Paton said. “He is a player that we have always respected. He is durable. For three straight years he has not missed a game, and four straight years of 54-plus pressures. He can play all down the line of scrimmage. The one thing that sticks out on tape is the relentless motor this guy plays with. We are excited to get him. … He is going to help our defensive line.”

A fourth-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 2018, Franklin-Myers has recorded 19.5 sacks, 61 QB hits, 135 tackles, three fumble recoveries and one interception in 81 games (52 starts) with L.A. (2018) and New York (2020-23).

–Field Level Media