Fifth-Year Option Tracker: Whose Option Has Been Exercised So Far?

Tuesday is the deadline for NFL teams to exercise the fifth-year option on eligible players from the 2020 NFL Draft.

Players chosen in the first round of the NFL draft sign four-year contracts. Those contracts come with a team option for a fifth season. After the player completes his third year in the league, teams have to decide if they want to exercise the option. 

There are tiers for the cost of these fifth-year options that vary by Pro Bowl selections, playing time, and more. 

1. Multiple Pro Bowls: Players who made two Pro Bowls on the original ballot (not reserve) will have their base salary equal to the franchise tag tender at their position.

2. One Pro Bowl: Players who made one Pro Bowl on the original ballot have their base salary equal to the transition tag at their position.

3. Playing time: For players who didn’t make a Pro Bowl, but their snap counts during their first three seasons meet one of the following three requirements: a) 75% or greater in two of their first three seasons b) an average of 75% or greater over all three seasons. c) 50% or greater over all three seasons. These players will have their fifth-year base salary calculated from the average of the 3rd- to 25th-highest salaries at their position over the past five seasons.

4. Basic: Players who do not meet any of the above will have their fifth-year base salary calculated from the average of the 3rd- to 25th-highest salaries at their position over the past five seasons.

Here are all of the players (sorted by position), what they’re due in 2024 on the option, and whether or not the option has been picked up or declined.

Quarterbacks

  • Joe Burrow, Bengals: $29,504,000 (one Pro Bowl) — Exercised
  • Justin Herbert, Chargers: $29,504,000 (one Pro Bowl) — Exercised
  • Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins: $23,171,000 (playing time) — Exercised
  • Jordan Love, Packers: $20,272,000 (basic) — Extended
  • Running Backs

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs: $5,461,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Wide Receivers

  • Justin Jefferson, Vikings: $19,743,000 (multiple Pro Bowls) — Exercised
  • CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys: $17,991,000 (one Pro Bowl) — Exercised
  • Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers: $14,124,000 (playing time) — Exercised
  • Jerry Jeudy, Broncos: $12,987,000 (basic) — Exercised
  • Jalen Reagor, Vikings: $12,987,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Offensive Tackles

  • Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers: $18,244,000 (multiple Pro Bowls) — Exercised
  • Andrew Thomas, Giants: $14,175,000 (playing time) — Exercised
  • Jedrick Wills, Browns: $14,175,000 (playing time) — Exercised
  • Austin Jackson, Dolphins: $14,175,000 (playing time) — Declined
  • Mekhi Becton, Jets: $13,565,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Centers

  • Cesar Ruiz, Saints: $14,175,000 (playing time) — Declined
  • Defensive Ends

  • Chase Young, Commanders: $17,452,000 (one Pro Bowl) — Declined
  • K’Lavon Chaisson, Jaguars: $12,141,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Defensive Tackles

  • Derrick Brown, Panthers: $11,665,000 (playing time) — Exercised
  • Javon Kinlaw, 49ers: $10,455,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Linebackers

  • Isaiah Simmons, Cardinals: $12,722,000 (playing time) — Declined
  • Jordyn Brooks, Seahawks: $12,722,000 (playing time) — Declined
  • Patrick Queen, Ravens: $12,722,000 (playing time) — Declined
  • Kenneth Murray, Chargers: $11,727,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Cornerbacks

  • A.J. Terrell, Falcons: $12,344,000 (playing time) — Declined
  • Jeff Okudah, Lions: $11,514,000 (basic) — Voided
  • C.J. Henderson, Panthers: $11,514,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Noah Igbinoghene, Dolphins: $11,514,000 (basic) — Declined
  • Read More

    written by

    Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

    more nfl news

    New York Giants Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    The New York Giants are gearing up for an exciting 2024 NFL season, and fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the full schedule. In this article, we'll provide the dates and times for all 17 games, analyze the...

    Memphis Grizzlies Mock Draft: A New Era of Talent and Promise for 2024 Starting with Dalton Knecht

    As the 2024 NBA Draft approaches, the Memphis Grizzlies are in a pivotal position to add depth and talent to their roster. This Memphis Grizzlies Mock Draft focuses on them adding the best player available with their picks. With the...

    New Orleans Saints Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    The New Orleans Saints are gearing up for an exciting NFL season, and fans are eagerly anticipating the games to start after the release of the full schedule. In this article, we'll provide the dates and times for all 17...

    Seattle Seahawks Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    The 12th Man is buzzing with anticipation! After silencing doubters by coming 1 win from a playoff appearance in 2023, the Seattle Seahawks head into the 2024 season with a swagger. Led by the veteran leadership of Geno Smith and...

    Los Angeles Rams Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    The Los Angeles Rams enter the 2024 season coming off a scorching hot end to 2023 that saw them win seven of their final eight games to sneak into the playoffs. Can they pick up where they left off and...

    Washington Commanders: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    In 2024, the Commanders are embarking on a new phase. Following a disappointing 4-13 season under new owner Josh Harris, Washington saw the necessity for reevaluation and change. This offseason, Harris made decisive moves. The Commanders parted ways with head...

    New York Jets: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    The Jets were expected to soar in 2023, but their hopes were dashed just four plays into the season when Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles against the Buffalo Bills. With a 13-season playoff drought, the longest in professional sports, the...

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    Tom Brady's retirement may have left a void in Tampa Bay, but the Buccaneers rode a 5-1 record over their last six games into an NFC South title and eventual Division Round win in 2023. With Baker Mayfield back under...

    Las Vegas Raiders Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to continue their ascension in 2024 after finishing last season winning three of their final four games. They still have to decide who’ll be behind center but Antonio Pierce has built a roster capable...

    Tennessee Titans Schedule: Dates and Times for All 17 Games, Strength of Schedule, Record Prediction

    It was a rough season for the Titans in 2023 and the team looks to make huge strides in year two with Will Levis and Derrick Henry now on the Baltimore Ravens. Let's look at the 2024 schedule and break...

    Latest News

    Mariners vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, June 14, 2024

    The Seattle Mariners (40-31) are -143 favorites for their Friday meeting with the Texas Rangers (33-35). The matchup between the first- and second-place teams in the AL West begins at 10:10 PM ET on Apple TV+.Seattle's Luis Castillo gets the...

    Dodgers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, June 14, 2024

    Mookie Betts, batting .308 this season, leads the Los Angeles Dodgers (42-28) into a matchup with one of the league's other top hitters, Bobby Witt Jr. (.330 AVG) and the Kansas City Royals (40-30). Betts and the Dodgers are -161...

    Diamondbacks vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, June 14, 2024

    The Arizona Diamondbacks (33-36) and Christian Walker (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-193) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Chicago White Sox (18-52) on Friday at 9:40 PM ET on NBCS-CHI.Ryne Nelson takes the mound...

    Giants vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, June 14, 2024

    The San Francisco Giants will take the field against the Los Angeles Angels (26-42) on Friday. The game begins at 10:15 PM ET on Apple TV+, with the Giants listed as -150 favorites on the moneyline.Los Angeles is projected to...

    Ben Brown Has a “Stress Reaction” in His Neck

    [ankin_law] The Chicago Cubs today released a little more information the injury that put pitcher Ben Brown on the Injured List, and it's not good. It's also not entirely clear. From Craig Counsell: https://twitter.com/PJ_Mooney/status/1801655985250996310 https://twitter.com/ryan_a_herrera/status/1801654739538460988 Without playing pretend doctor too...

    Friday’s WNBA Picks and Predictions – June 14

    In a Friday WNBA slate that includes two compelling contests, the Los Angeles Sparks versus the Minnesota Lynx is a game to see.Looking for the best bets for today's WNBA games? This article features computer picks for every matchup, so...

    Mariners vs. Rangers Probable Starting Pitchers – June 14

    The Seattle Mariners (40-31) and the Texas Rangers (33-35) square off at T-Mobile Park on Friday at 10:10 PM ET, starting a three-game series.This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Mariners will send Luis Castillo (5-7) to the mound,...

    Dodgers vs. Royals Probable Starting Pitchers – June 14

    The Kansas City Royals (40-30) start a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (42-28) on Friday at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is at 10:10 PM.The Dodgers will give the nod to Gavin Stone (7-2) versus the Royals and Cole...

    Diamondbacks vs. White Sox Probable Starting Pitchers – June 14

    The Chicago White Sox (18-52) kick off a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-36) with a Friday matchup at Chase Field. First pitch is at 9:40 PM ET.The Diamondbacks will look to Ryne Nelson (3-5) against the White Sox...

    Giants vs. Angels Probable Starting Pitchers – June 14

    The Los Angeles Angels (26-42) open a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants (34-35) with a Friday meeting at Oracle Park. First pitch is at 10:15 PM ET.The Angels will hand the ball to Tyler Anderson (5-6, 5.43), while...

    more nfl news