Inside the Grady Jarrett deal

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The Falcons have extended the contract of veteran defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Here’s a look inside the details of the deal.

Per a source with knowledge of the terms, here goes:

1. Signing bonus: $16.5 million.

2. 2022 base salary: $1.47 million, fully guaranteed.

3. 2023 base salary: $16.5 million, fully guaranteed.

4. 2024 base salary: $15.25 million.

5. 2024 offseason roster bonus: $1 million, due fifth day of league year.

6. 2025 base salary: $15.25 million.

7. 2025 offseason roster bonus: $1 million, due fifth day of league year.

8. 2024-25 escalators: $500,000, triggered by making the Pro Bowl in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

The four-year contract pays out $32.47 million fully guaranteed at signing.

It’s a very high annual average — $16.5 million — for a guy who is 28. Previously, Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward signed a $16.4 million contract at that age.

In all, it’s a surprising outcome given the chatter that Jarrett would be traded. That didn’t happen, obviously. He’ll continue to be sticking around.

Inside the Grady Jarrett deal originally appeared on Pro Football Talk