Falcons, Grady Jarrett Agree to Four-Year Contract Extension

Grady Jarrett signed a massive new contract with the Atlanta Falcons

The Plain Dealer Grady Jarrett signed a massive new contract with the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett have reportedly beat the clock.

If no contract is reached, Clowney and Jarrett could sign the franchise tender, which would technically make them one of the highest-paid players at their position in 2019.

While the Falcons and Grady Jarrett's representation were far apart regarding a contract extension for the majority of the offseason, the two sides reached an agreement Monday to keep the star defensive tackle in town for quite a while longer.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a $68 million deal, and the 26-year-old will get another chance at a contract at 30.

According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, $42.5 million is guaranteed.

Among interior defensive linemen, the $17 million per year average for Jarrett is behind only the Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox and the Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald.

If that is the case, the question then becomes whether either player will sign the tender and report for training camp, or holdout, as Le'Veon Bell did with the Steelers last season.

He was drafted in the fifth round out of Clemson in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Todd France, Jarrett's agent, told D. This new contract reflects that and is a fair value for both parties.

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