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    NFL Fifth-Year Option Tracker 2023: Eligible Players, Salaries, and How It Works

    The NFL has announced the fifth-year option salaries for first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. The deadline to exercise the option is May 2.

    The deadline for teams to pick up the fifth-year option for players selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is May 2, 2023. 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

    2020 first-round draft picks whose options are exercised and who made two or more Pro Bowls in their first three seasons will be paid the franchise tag salary for their position in 2023. The salary structure for players with one Pro Bowl appearance is the same as the 2023 transition tag.

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    Players who were 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 2+ Pro Bowls

    • Quarterback | $32.416 million
    • Running Back | $10.091 million
    • Wide Receiver | $19.743 million
    • Tight End | $11.345 million
    • Offensive Lineman | $18.244 million
    • Defensive End | $19.727 million
    • Defensive Tackle | $18.937 million
    • Linebacker | $20.926 million
    • Cornerback | $18.14 million
    • Safety | $14.46 million
    • Kicker/Punter | $5.393 million

    Fifth-Year Option Salaries for Players Selected to 1 Pro Bowl

    • Quarterback | $29.504 million
    • Running Back | $8.429 million
    • Wide Receiver | $17.991 million
    • Tight End | $9.716 million
    • Offensive Lineman | $16.66 million
    • Defensive End | $17.452 million
    • Defensive Tackle | $16.068 million
    • Linebacker | $17.478 million
    • Cornerback | $15.791 million
    • Safety | $11.867 million
    • Kicker/Punter | $4.869 million

    Fifth-Year Option Salaries for Players Who Achieve Playtime Criterion

    • Quarterback | $23.171 million
    • Running Back | $5.994 million
    • Wide Receiver | $14.124 million
    • Tight End | $7.228 million
    • Offensive Lineman | $14.175 million
    • Defensive End | $13.212 million
    • Defensive Tackle | $11.665 million
    • Linebacker | $12.722 million
    • Cornerback | $12.344 million
    • Safety | $8.367 million
    • Kicker/Punter | $3.978 million

    Fifth-Year Option Salaries for Players Who Do Not Meet Any Criterion

    • Quarterback | $20.272 million
    • Running Back | $5.461 million
    • Wide Receiver | $12.987 million
    • Tight End | $6.567 million
    • Offensive Lineman | $13.565 million
    • Defensive End | $12.141 million
    • Defensive Tackle | $10.455 million
    • Linebacker | $11.727 million
    • Cornerback | $11.514 million
    • Safety | $7.679 million
    • Kicker/Punter | $3.712 million

    Players Eligible for Fifth-Year Options in 2024

    Quarterback

    Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
    $29.504 million | Exercised

    Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
    $23.171 million | Exercised

    Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
    $29.504 million| Exercised

    Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers
    $20.272 million | Agreed to one-year extension (through 2024) worth up to $22.5 million with $13.5 million guaranteed

    Running Back

    Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
    $5.461 million | Declined

    Wide Receiver

    Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
    $12.987 million | Exercised

    CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
    $17.991 million | Exercised

    Jalen Reagor, Minnesota Vikings
    $12.987 million | Declined

    Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
    $19.743 million | Exercised

    Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
    $14.124 million | Exercised

    Offensive Linemen

    Andrew Thomas, New York Giants
    $14.175 million | Exercised

    Jedrick Wills Jr., Cleveland Browns
    $14.175 million | Exercised

    Mekhi Becton, New York Jets
    $13.565 million | Declined

    Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    $18.244 million | Exercised

    Austin Jackson, Miami Dolphins
    $14.175 million | Declined

    Cesar Ruiz, New Orleans Saints
    $14.175 million | Declined

    Defensive End

    Chase Young, Washington Commanders
    $17.452 million | Declined

    K’Lavon Chaisson, Jacksonville Jaguars
    $12.141 million | Declined

    Defensive Tackle

    Derrick Brown, Carolina Panthers
    $11.665 million | Exercised

    Javon Kinlaw, San Francisco 49ers
    $10.455 million | Declined

    Linebacker

    Isaiah Simmons, Arizona Cardinals
    $12.722 million | Declined

    Kenneth Murray, Los Angeles Chargers
    $11.727 million | Declined

    Jordyn Brooks, Seattle Seahawks
    $12.722 million | Declined

    Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens
    $12.722 million | Declined

    Cornerback

    C.J. Henderson, Carolina Panthers
    $11.514 million | Declined

    A.J. Terrell, Atlanta Falcons 
    $12.344 million | Exercised

    Noah Igbinoghene, Miami Dolphins
    $11.514 million | Declined

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