NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the two sides will continue to negotiate but have a lot of ground to make up before they can make a deal.
Jarrett signed his franchise tag earlier this offseason and the Falcons have until 4 p.m. ET today to sign him to an extension. Otherwise, Jarrett will have to play out the season on the tag.
Over The Cap believes the Falcons would need to offer Jarrett a deal worth around $16-$17 million per year in order to make an extension happen.
Jarrett, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.527 million contract and made a base salary of $1.907 million for the 2018 season.
The franchise tag will run the Falcons $15,355,000 fully guaranteed for the 2019 season.
Jarrett will be an unrestricted free agent again in 2020.
In 2018, Jarrett appeared in 14 games for the Falcons and recorded 53 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 interior defensive lineman out of 118 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on a potential extension for Jarrett as the news is available.