Falcons ink Jarrett to 3-year extension reportedly worth up to $51M

Posted: 03/05/2022 in NFL
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The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal is worth up to $51 million and includes $34 million guaranteed, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Jarrett, who’s now signed through 2025, had one year left on the four-year, $68-million contract he previously inked in 2019. The 29-year-old’s new $17-million average annual salary is the seven-highest among defensive tackles, according to SpotracAaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams tops the position with $22.5 million annually.

Jarrett has emerged as one of football’s most disruptive interior linemen in recent years, though he’s coming off a down season. The Clemson product played all 17 games last year and racked up 59 tackles and 12 quarterbacks hits, down from 21 in 2021. He also amassed only one sack, his lowest since his rookie campaign.

Jarrett has missed just three games since the Falcons drafted him in the fifth round in 2015. He’s amassed 359 tackles, 26.5 sacks, and a team-high 89 QB hits since joining the team.

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