The Atlanta FalconsWe will continue to keep one of our cornerstone defensive players available for the future.
The club extended their contract for three years with the defensive tackle department. Grady JarrettA source told ESPN that the extension could be worth $17 million per annum in new money, and $51 million total for the extension, if he meets certain incentives. The extension includes $34.5million guaranteed.
Jarrett has been signed through the 2025 season for a total of $67 million. This includes the money he was expected to earn in 2022.
The Atlanta-based WSB-TV first reported the news.
Jarrett, 29, was born in Conyers, Georgia. He was the fifth round pick of the Falcons in 2015. Jarrett came from Clemson. Jarrett, a native of Conyers in Georgia, became a starter in Atlanta's second season in 2016. He was back-toback Pro Bowls in 2019, 2020, and has been a starter for Atlanta in every game since 2016. He has played in 110 games and started 95.
Jarrett is the son of Jessie Tuggle (former Falcons linebacker), and he moved from defensive tackle to defensive ends in Dean Pees' 3-4-5 scheme last season to improve matchups.
Jarrett, 6-foot and 305-pounds, became the focal point for opposing offensive lines. He faced triple teams at times as he attempted to get off blocks.
Arthur Smith, Falcons head coach, stated that “based on the way Grady plays” and “based on his reputation I think people will account him in protection.” “We also move him around, but I mean, if we're playing you, you're definitely going to account him in your protection plans.”
Jarrett will be a key leader for the Falcons during their transition process. He joins left tackle as the second Falcons player to be granted a long-term extension. Jake Matthews. The team also traded for a quarterback Matt RyanTo the Indianapolis ColtsOver the past 12 month, large receivers have been traded Julio JonesTo the Tennessee TitansAnd had receiver Calvin RidleyGambling can result in your suspension of employment for at least one-year
Atlanta is also in the midst of restructuring its front 7, with Jarrett being the central figure. Foye Ojoun, linebacker, was signed to the Jacksonville JaguarsFree agency, the Falcons signed Rashaan EvansTo possibly replace him.
The team signed three new edge rushers. Lorenzo CarterWriting Arnold Ebiketie DeAngelo Malone— To try to reduce the amount of attention Jarrett gets from opposing teams every down. Atlanta also signed defensive tackle Vincent TaylorJarrett could be offered more assistance in the interior.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler contributed this report.