It’s finally done.
Just over an hour before the NFL’s deadline, the Atlanta Falcons signed starting defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to a four year contract extension, ensuring that he will not have to play this coming season on the franchise tag.
News of the agreement between the two sides comes hours after reports had hinted that there was hope Jarrett would sign a new, long term contract before the deadline.
According to reports, Jarrett is set to earn an average of $17 million per year, ranking him third among NFL defensive tackles in terms of annual pay, behind Fletcher Cox and Aaron Donald.
Still just 26 years old, Jarrett has the potential to earn another long term deal with Atlanta if he can maintain his current standard of play on the defensive interior.