CLEVELAND -- The Crow is ready to fly the coop.
Free agent running back-to-be Isaiah Crowell reportedly intends to sign a three-year deal with the New York Jets, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who tweeted the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
Officially, Crowell can sign with the Jets on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Prior to the start of training camp last season, Crowell chose to sign a one-year restricted free-agent tender and not miss time while trying to seek a new contract.
Instead, Crowell had one thing on his mind, earning a new deal with his play on the field.
PHOTOS: Former Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell reportedly to sign with New York Jets
Despite a limited workload during the 2017 season when coach Hue Jackson switched to a pass-heavy diet of play-calling, Crowell still ran for 853 yards and two touchdowns on 206 carries. Crowell averaged 4.1 yards per carry during his final season with the Browns.
In 2016, Crowell rushed for 952 yards and seven touchdowns on 198 carries over 16 games for a Browns team that saw six players take snaps at quarterback because of injuries and ineffective play. Also, Crowell caught 40 passes for 319 yards and 14 first downs.
An undrafted free agent out of Alabama State University, Crowell’s 2016 rushing yards, carries and catches, as well as rushing and receiving first downs were single-season career highs.
In four years with the Browns, Crowell rushed for 3,118 yards and 21 touchdowns on 737 carries with 151 runs going for first downs, 23 eclipsing the 20-yard mark and six that went for at least 40 yards. Crowell fumbled just six times on his 737 carries with the Browns, and three of those miscues came during his rookie season.
Additionally, Crowell caught 96 passes out of the backfield for 770 yards and one touchdown with six 20-yard gains, two 40-yard jaunts and 33 first-down conversions.