- According to ESPN’s Mike Rodak, Bills DE Jerry Hughes received $19.75 million guaranteed in his two-year extension, $6.8 million of which is his guaranteed 2019 base salary.
- The rest of Hughes’ guaranteed money comes in the form of a $6.3 million signing bonus and a $6.65 million 2020 base salary that’s fully guaranteed. (Rodak)
- The Bills’ only commitment to Hughes in 2021, the final year of his deal, will be the $2.1 million prorated portion of his signing bonus.
- Hughes’ base salary in 2019 increased from $45,000 to $6.8 million and his cap figure went from $10.4 million to $12.95 million. (Rodak)
- In addition to his $6.65 million guaranteed base salary in 2020, Hughes has a $500,000 roster bonus and $250,000 workout bonus to make his cap hit $9.5 million. (Rodak)
- In 2021, Hughes has a $6.1 million non-guaranteed base salary, $1 million roster bonus, $250,000 workout bonus and a cap hit of $9.45 million.
- Once you take away the 2019 salary guarantees that were already effectively guaranteed, as it’s unlikely the Bills would have cut Hughes before the season, the extension becomes a two-year, $21.5 million deal with $13.4 million guaranteed, which is a bargain for an upper-tier pass rusher. (Rodak)
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone mentioned that LB Myles Jack will continue playing the Mike backer role, but added that LB Jake Ryan is still recovering from an ACL injury and the team wants to get “our best guys” on the field
“Let’s say we’re not very good and, in other words, our third-best linebacker [Jake Ryan] is on the bench because we just want to put people in those positions,” Marrone said. “I don’t think we want to be that type of team. You know what I’m saying? We want our best guys out there. I’ve said it from the beginning. But right now, we’re planning on Myles staying where he is.”
“I see him really excelling in the NFL,” Darnold said via ESPN’s Rich Cimini. “It’s awesome to have a teammate I had in college come with me to the NFL — that’s great — but I’m just really excited for him as a friend. For him to get drafted where he was, for us to take a chance on him, I think it’s going to pay off for this organization in the future.”
- Cimini expects the Jets’ search for a general manager to pick up steam after Memorial Day weekend.
- Cimini adds that the status of owner Woody Johnson, who’s currently serving as the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and could return to the team as soon as 2020, could also play a role in the search.