Atlanta Falcons and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett agree to 3-year, $34.5M extension


Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett confirmed on social media Tuesday that he has agreed to a three-year contract extension. Jarrett, 29, posted the news of his extension on his Instagram story. Sources told NFL Network and ESPN that the agreement is worth up to $51 million, with Jarrett guaranteed $34.5 million at signing.

Jarrett signed a four-year, $68 million contract with the Falcons in 2019; and is set to make up to $67 million with the franchise, including his previous contract. His base salary for 2022 will be $16.5 million. Jarrett’s new deal will keep him under contract with the NFC South franchise through the 2025 season.

The 6-foot, 305-pound defensive tackle joined the Falcons as a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and has totaled 59 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery in 17 starts last season. Jarrett was a Pro Bowl selection in 2019 and 2020, and has missed just two games since his rookie season. Jarrett earned 95 starts and appeared in 110 games over his first seven seasons in the NFL.

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