Fifth Year Option Projections

The 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for teams to exercise a fifth year option for players drafted in the first round as an addition to the standard four year rookie contract. Article 7, Section 7(g) provides for four different tiers of salary for the fifth year option, calculated as follows:

  • Basic: Players who do not meet any of the requirements below will be eligible for a fifth year base salary calculated from the average of the 3rd to 25th highest salaries at their position over the past five seasons.

  • Playtime: These players will be eligible for a fifth year base salary calculated from the average of the 3rd to 20th highest salaries at their position over the past five seasons, provided that their snap counts over their first three seasons meet one of the following three criteria:

    • 75% or greater in two of their first three seasons
    • an average of 75% or greater over all three seasons
    • 50% or greater over all three seasons
  • One Pro Bowl: Players who are named to exactly one Pro Bowl on the original ballot (not as an alternate) will be eligible for a fifth year base salary equal to the transition tender at their position.

  • Multiple Pro Bowls: Players who are named to two or three Pro Bowls on the original ballot (not as an alternate) will be eligible for a fifth year base salary equal to the franchise tender at their position.

Upon being exercised, the fifth year option is fully guaranteed, and any base salary in the player's fourth year that was not fully guaranteed will become so.

Article 10, Section 7(a) groups all offensive linemen together, and uses antiquated designations for interior defensive linemen and edge rushers. IDL are separated to defensive tackle and defensive end, even if the player is an edge rusher in a 4-3 defense, while edge rushers in a 3-4 defense are considered linebackers. In these cases, this designation is shown in parentheses.

2019 First Round Class

* fifth year option was exercised
PickPlayerTeamPositionBasicPlaytime1 Pro Bowl>1 Pro Bowl
1Kyler MurrayCardinalsQB$18,692,000$21,369,000$25,641,000$28,583,000
2Nick Bosa49ersEDGE (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
3Quinnen WilliamsJetsIDL (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
4Clelin FerrellRaidersEDGE (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
5Devin WhiteBuccaneersLB$10,553,000$11,374,000$14,882,000$17,417,000
6Daniel JonesGiantsQB$18,692,000$21,369,000$25,641,000$28,583,000
7Josh AllenJaguarsEDGE (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
8T.J. HockensonLionsTE$6,253,000$6,657,000$9,331,000$10,834,000
9Ed OliverBillsIDL (DT)$8,819,000$10,067,000$13,596,000$16,888,000
10Devin BushSteelersLB$10,553,000$11,374,000$14,882,000$17,417,000
11Jonah WilliamsBengalsLT (OL)$11,634,000$12,745,000$14,997,000$16,698,000
12Rashan GaryPackersEDGE (LB)$10,553,000$11,374,000$14,882,000$17,417,000
13Christian WilkinsDolphinsIDL (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
14Chris LindstromFalconsRG (OL)$11,634,000$12,745,000$14,997,000$16,698,000
16Brian BurnsPanthersEDGE (LB)$10,553,000$11,374,000$14,882,000$17,417,000
17Dexter LawrenceGiantsIDL (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
18Garrett BradburyVikingsC (OL)$11,634,000$12,745,000$14,997,000$16,698,000
19Jeffery SimmonsTitansIDL (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
20Noah FantBroncosTE$6,253,000$6,657,000$9,331,000$10,834,000
21Darnell Savage Jr.PackersS$7,221,000$7,917,000$11,264,000$13,543,000
22Andre DillardEaglesLT (OL)$11,634,000$12,745,000$14,997,000$16,698,000
23Tytus HowardTexansLG (OL)$11,634,000$12,745,000$14,997,000$16,698,000
24Josh JacobsRaidersRB$5,001,000$5,646,000$10,140,000$12,523,000
25Marquise BrownRavensWR$11,185,000$12,906,000$16,740,000$19,127,000
26Montez SweatWashingtonEDGE (LB)$10,553,000$11,374,000$14,882,000$17,417,000
27Johnathan AbramRaidersS$7,221,000$7,917,000$11,264,000$13,543,000
28Jerry TilleryChargersIDL (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
29L.J. CollierSeahawksEDGE (DE)$10,303,000$11,507,000$16,622,000$20,186,000
31Kaleb McGaryFalconsRT (OL)$11,634,000$12,745,000$14,997,000$16,698,000
32N'Keal HarryPatriotsWR$11,185,000$12,906,000$16,740,000$19,127,000