NFL Fifth-Year Option Tracker 2022: Eligible players, salaries, who’s had it picked up and how it works

The NFL has announced the fifth-year option salaries for first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft -- deadline to exercise the option is May 2.

The deadline for teams to pick up the fifth-year option for players drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is May 2, 2022. The salaries are based on position, playtime, and performance, and are guaranteed at the time the option is exercised.

How the NFL fifth-year option works

2019 first-round draft picks whose options are picked up and who made two or more Pro Bowls in their first three seasons will be paid the 2022 franchise tag salary for their position in 2023. The salary structure for those players with one Pro Bowl appearance is the same as the 2022 transition tag.

Those players who are on the field for 75% of their team’s offensive or defensive snaps in two of their first three seasons or have a 50% playtime average over three seasons will earn the average of the 3rd-20th highest-paid players at their position.

Players that don’t meet any criterion of the above are paid the average of the 3rd-25th highest.

Fifth-year option salaries for players selected to two or more Pro Bowls

  • Quarterback | $29.7 million
  • Running Back | $9.6 million
  • Wide Receiver | $18.4 million
  • Tight End | $10.9 million
  • Offensive Lineman | $16.7 million
  • Defensive End | $17.9 million
  • Defensive Tackle | $17.4 million
  • Linebacker | $18.7 million
  • Cornerback | $17.3 million
  • Safety | $12.9 million
  • Special Teams | $5.2 million

Fifth-year option salaries for players selected to one Pro Bowl

  • Quarterback | $27.2 million
  • Running Back | $8.0 million
  • Wide Receiver | $16.8 million
  • Tight End | $9.4 million
  • Offensive Lineman | $15.3 million
  • Defensive End | $16.0 million
  • Defensive Tackle | $14.7 million
  • Linebacker | $15.8 million
  • Cornerback | $15.2 million
  • Safety | $10.8 million
  • Special Teams | $4.7 million

Fifth-year option salaries for players who achieve playtime criterion

  • Quarterback | $22.4 million
  • Running Back | $5.7 million
  • Wide Receiver | $13.4 million
  • Tight End | $6.9 million
  • Offensive Lineman | $13.2 million
  • Defensive End | $12.4 million
  • Defensive Tackle | $10.8 million
  • Linebacker | $11.7 million
  • Cornerback | $12.0 million
  • Safety | $7.9 million
  • Special Teams | $3.9 million

Fifth-year option salaries for players who do not meet any criterion

  • Quarterback | $19.6 million
  • Running Back | $5.2 million
  • Wide Receiver | $12.4 million
  • Tight End | $6.2 million
  • Offensive Lineman | $12.6 million
  • Defensive End | $11.5 million
  • Defensive Tackle | $9.6 million
  • Linebacker | $10.9 million
  • Cornerback | $11.2 million
  • Safety | $7.3 million
  • Special Teams | $3.6 million

Players eligible for the fifth-year option in 2022

Quarterback

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
$29.7 million | Picked up by Cardinals, April 27

Daniel Jones, New York Giants
$22.4 million | Declined by Giants, April 28

Running Back

Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
$8 million | Declined by Raiders, April 29

Wide Receiver

Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens
$13.4 million | Picked up by Cardinals, April 28

N’Keal Harry, New England Patriots
$12.4 million

Tight End

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
$9.4 million | Picked up by Lions, April 26

Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks
$6.9 million | Picked up by Seahawks, April 12

Offensive Linemen

Tytus Howard, Houston Texans
$13.2 million | Picked up by Texans, May 2

Kaleb McGary, Atlanta Falcons
$13.2 million | Declined by Falcons, May 2

Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons
$13.2 million | Picked up by Falcons, May 2

Garrett Bradbury, Minnesota Vikings
$13.2 million | Declined by Vikings, May 2

Andre Dillard, Philadelphia Eagles
$12.6 million

Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals
$12.6 million | Picked up by Bengals, April 29

Defensive End

Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers
$17.9 million | Picked up by 49ers, April 25

Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers
$16 million | Picked up by Panthers, April 26

Quinnen Williams, New York Jets
$11.5 million | Picked up by Jets, April 28

Clelin Ferrell, Las Vegas Raiders
$11.5 million | Declined by Raiders, April 29

Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
$11.5 million | Picked up by Jaguars, April 28

Montez Sweat, Washington Commanders
$11.5 million | Picked up by Commanders, April 27

Jerry Tillery, Los Angeles Chargers
$11.5 million | Declined by Chargers, May 2

L.J. Collier, Seattle Seahawks
$11.5 million | Declined by Seahawks, May 1

Defensive Tackle

Ed Oliver, Buffalo Bills
$10.8 million | Picked up by Bills, April 26

Christian Wilkins, Miami Dolphins
$10.8 million | Picked up by Dolphins, April 28

Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants
$10.8 million | Picked up by Giants, April 28

Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans
$10.8 million | Picked up by Titans, April 27

Linebacker

Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
$11.7 million | Picked up by Buccaneers, April 27

Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers
$10.9 million | Declined by Steelers, May 2

Rashan Gary, Green Bay Packers
$10.9 million | Picked up the Packers, April 29

Safety

Darnell Savage, Green Bay Packers
$7.9 million | Picked up by the Packers, April 29

Johnathan Abram, Las Vegas Raiders
$7.9 million | Declined by the Raiders, April 29

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