The Jacksonville Jaguars have until 4 PM ET Wednesday to decide whether or not to pick up LT Kelvin Beachum‘s team option.
According to Joel Corry, the Jaguars would have to make Beachum a $5 million payment to exercise his option, which would add four years and $40 million to his contract. It’s worth mentioning that doing so would also fully guarantee Beachum’s $7.5 million (2017) and $8.5 million (2018) base salaries.
Beachum previously mentioned that he would like to return to Jacksonville and is excited about the addition of Tom Coughlin.
Beachum, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Steelers back in 2012. He played four years for the Steelers before signing a one-year, $4.5 million contract that includes a four-year, $35 million option with the Jaguars as a free agent last year.
If the Jaguars do, in fact, exercise his option, Beachum would make $8.5 million in 2017 and another $9 million in 2018.
In 2016, Beachum appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 63 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Beachum’s option as the news is available.