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What the Falcons are paying Grady Jarrett

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What the Falcons are paying Grady Jarrett


One of the best defensive tackles in the NFL is now under long term contract.

Just before the league’s deadline on Monday, the Atlanta Falcons and Grady Jarrett came to an agreement on a four year contract to keep him from playing on the franchise tag.

The team confirmed that they signed the player for the next four seasons, but did not disclose the financial details of their new contract.

Now, it appears we have an idea of what those terms are.

Jarrett signed a four year pact worth a total of $68 million and features a full guarantee of $38 million in addition to $4.5 million in injury guarantees that become full after one year.

Here are the full terms of the deal, according to Pro Football Talk.

2019

Base Salary: $6.5 million

Signing Bonus: $4.5 million

Option Bonus: $750,000

Salary Cap Hit: $11.75 million

Dead Cap Hit: $38 million

2020

Base Salary: $10.5 million

Signing Bonus: $4.5 million

Option Bonus: $750,000

Salary Cap Hit: $15.75 million

Dead Cap Hit: $26.25 million

2021

Base Salary: $13.5 million

Signing Bonus: $4.5 million

Option Bonus: $750,000

Salary Cap Hit: $18.75 million

Dead Cap Hit: $10.5 million

2022

Base Salary: $16.5 million

Signing Bonus: $4.5 million

Option Bonus: $750,000

Salary Cap Hit: $21.75 million

Dad Cap Hit: $5.75 million

Jarrett is scheduled to become a free agent before the 2023 season.

Jarrett is set to earn an average of $17 million per year, ranking him third among NFL defensive tackles in terms of annual pay, behind Fletcher Cox and Aaron Donald.

Still just 26 years old, Jarrett has the potential to earn another long term deal with Atlanta if he can maintain his current standard of play on the defensive interior.

Jarrett has set the tone for the team’s defensive line since his arrival: he’s tied for a record after sacking Tom Brady three times in Super Bowl LI, last season led all players at his position in tackles for loss, and had career bests in sacks (6) and quarterback hits (16) in 2018.

In his NFL career, Jarrett has 179 tackles, 40 quarterback hits, 31 tackles for a loss, and 14 sacks.

The Falcons have nine veteran players under contract for at least three more seasons: Jarrett, quarterback Matt Ryan, offensive tackle Jake Matthews, running back Devonta Freeman, cornerback Desmond Trufant, safety Ricardo Allen, guard Jamon Brown, and guard James Carpenter.

Now after passing this contractual milestone, the Falcons are expected to target a pair of Jones’ in wide receiver Julio and middle linebacker Deion, two of their best players at their respective positions.

Julio Jones led the NFL in receiving yards last season and is expected to receive a long term offer before the start of the regular season and Deion Jones led the Falcons in tackles in his two full seasons and represents what the team believes is arguably their best defensive player overall.


https://247sports.com/nfl/atlanta-falcons/Article/Grady-Jarrett-Falcons-contract-terms-133698110/

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