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How much will it cost the Bills to pick up fifth-year option on Greg Rousseau?

The Buffalo Bills have until May 2 to decide what their next move with Greg Rousseau will be.

The pass rusher was the team’s first-round pick at the 2021 NFL draft. In 2024, he’s entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract.

However, the Bills have until early May to decide whether or not the team will exercise the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Doing so will keep Rousseau around through the 2025 season and will give the player a nice pay day as well.

That total pay day varies on a position-by-position basis. A quarterback would naturally make more than a specialist. The number of Pro Bowl honors for a player (Rousseau had none) also factors in.

So that begs the question, what about a defensive end like Rousseau? Every position’s option total for teams can be found below:

Quarterback

(USAT)
(USAT)

Fifth-year option total: $34.367 million

Running back

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Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Fifth-year option total: $9.765 million

Wide receiver

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Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Fifth-year option total: $19.766 million

Tight end

 (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Fifth-year option total: $10.878 million

Offensive linemen

 (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Fifth-year option total: $19.040 million

Defensive end

(USAT)
(USAT)

Fifth-year option total: $19.076 million

Defensive tackle

(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

Fifth-year option total: $18.491 million

Linebacker

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Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Fifth-year option total: $19.971 million

Cornerback

 (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)

Fifth-year option total: $17.215 million

Safety

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(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Fifth-year option total: $13.815 million

Kicker/punter

(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Fifth-year option total: $5.433 million

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire