Full breakdown of Jonah Jackson’s contract, including yearly cap hits

The Los Angeles Rams didn’t sign their first outside free agent last year until the end of May when they landed Tyler Johnson. It’s been a much different story this offseason, with Les Snead and Sean McVay being aggressive on the first day of the legal tampering period.

They landed guard Jonah Jackson in the first few hours, giving him a three-year deal worth $51 million. That’s an average of $17 million per year, eclipsing even Kevin Dotson, who re-signed with the Rams less than a week prior.

As is the case with every contract, there are finer details that must be examined. Over The Cap has a full breakdown of Jackson’s deal with the Rams and like Dotson’s, it’s structured to allow the Rams to get out of it after two years.

Jackson gets $25.5 million fully guaranteed at signing, which includes a $4.25 million signing bonus. In total, there’s $34 million guaranteed on the contract.

His cap hits are exactly $1 million more each year than Dotson’s.

  • 2024: $13.67 million

  • 2025: $18.92 million

  • 2026: $18.42 million

If the Rams want to cut or trade Jackson before the 2026 season, they can do so as long as it comes prior to the third day of the league year. Cutting Jackson in 2026 would save the Rams $17 million, putting only $1.4 million on the books as dead money.

His salary of $17 million per year is tied for the fifth-highest among all guards, matching Elgton Jenkins’ salary in Green Bay.

With Jackson’s cap hit now accounted for, the Rams have $16.1 million in cap space left, but that does not include Colby Parkinson’s contract.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire