The Atlanta Falcons might be in rebuilding, but that doesn’t mean they’ll just part ways with their top veterans. In fact, the front office has decided to sign defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to a lucrative deal.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year, $51 million extension with Jarrett. This deal includes $34.5 million fully guaranteed for Jarrett.
Jarrett, a two-time Pro Bowler, finished the 2021 season with 59 combined tackles, 12 quarterback hits, one sack and a fumble recovery.
Since he was drafted by the Falcons in 2015, Jarrett has compiled 359 tackles, 89 quarterback hits, 54 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.
Sources: The #Falcons have agreed to terms on a big-money extension with DT Grady Jarrett, giving him a three-year deal worth up to $51M. Jarrett cashes in again, while ATL gets a lowered cap number in 2022. 💰 💰 💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 3, 2022
Jarrett, 29, was entering the final year of his contract prior to signing this new deal.
There were some rumors floating around that Jarrett was on the trading block during the NFL Draft. This contract extension says otherwise.
Jarrett will most likely be one of the leaders of Arthur Smith’s defense this fall.
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