Rayshawn Jenkins’ deal worth $35 million over 4 years with $16 million guaranteed

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The contract terms of new Jacksonville Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins have been released. It’s a four-year, $35 million contract, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissaro. The deal guarantees Jenkins $16 million, and with added incentives, the total value of the contract could reach $39.5 million.

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ESPN’s Jeremy Folwer initially reported that the two had come to an agreement on Monday, and now we know exactly how big Jenkins’ contract will be.

Per Over the Cap, Jenkins’ cap number for 2021 will be just under $4 million. Afterward, his cap number will increase to figures of $10 million, $10.2 million, and $10.7 million in the remaining three years, respectively.

The 27-year-old strong safety was a fourth-round pick out of Miami in 2017, and after seeing limited action in his first two seasons, he became a starter heading into last season. In 31 starts over the last two years (every game he played in), he’s totaled five interceptions, and he’s coming off the best season of his career. He totaled 84 tackles (four for loss) and made his first career unassisted sack.

A big contract year in which he finished second on the Chargers in tackles paid off with a big deal for Jenkins. Meanwhile, the Jaguars just made him the fourth-highest paid player on the team with his $8.75 million salary, and they will hope that he’s the cure for their secondary ills from a year ago.