New England's Curtis Martin, only one of seven players in NFL history to begin a career with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons, signed an offer sheet with the New York Jets on Friday.

The deal is worth close to $36 million for six years, with a $4 million guarantee in the form of a roster bonus for this season. Martin can opt out of the deal after one year and become a free agent.New England has one week to match the contract offer.