NEW YORK — New York Jets quarterback Jacoby Brissett is scheduled to receive a two-year, $15 million contract with a $6 million signing bonus from the Miami Dolphins, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
Brissett, a third-round pick out of Rutgers last year, signed with the Jets as a free agent in October.
The Dolphins have the rights to sign Brisset to a contract.
Brizell, who is a five-year veteran who was the No. 2 quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, finished the 2016 season with 2,944 passing yards and 20 touchdowns.
Brizzell signed with Miami in March after missing all of the 2015 season with a torn ACL.
He will make $3.2 million this season, $4.4 million in 2018 and $6.2 of $8.8 million guaranteed.
Brittles salary for 2017 is not yet known.
The contract was initially reported to be for $4 million, but Brissetts agent, Steve Mims, confirmed it was a $5 million contract.
Miami signed veteran QB Chad Henne to a five year, $50 million contract last week.
Henne had been under contract with the Dolphins since 2013, when he was a free safety for the franchise.
The 26-year-old Henne has one year remaining on his deal.
The Dolphins signed veteran RB Kenyan Drake to a one-year contract in April.
Drake is set to make $4,500,000 in 2017, $2.5 million in the final year of his contract and $4 for every $2 he earns in 2018.
The Jets and Dolphins were in contract negotiations last week for veteran OL Joe Thomas.
Thomas was the Jets’ first-round draft pick in 2015 and was the third overall pick by the Dolphins.
Thomas was cut by the Jets after the season.