NFL fifth-year option tracker: Chargers lock in Justin Herbert through 2024; 49ers decline option for DT

The 2020 NFL Draft has become one of the more pivotal drafts in recent memory with a number of the game’s most notable players coming out that year, including the likes of Joe Burrow, Justin Hebert, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Jefferson. Now, those players who were selected in the first round are reaching a pivotal mile-marker in their young careers.

NFL teams have until Tuesday, May 2 to exercise the fifth-year option on the rookie contracts of their first-round picks from the 2020 NFL Draft. This maneuver will ensure that the player would be under team control through the 2024 season. Tagovailoa was the first in this class to have his fifth-year option deployed with the Dolphins locking him in and several

other players are expected to follow.

Below, you’ll find the 28 first-rounders from that 2020 class who are eligible for the fifth-year option and whether or not their team decided to utilize it.

Fifth-year option tracker

Joe Burrow (Bengals) Picked up $29.504 million
Chase Young (Commanders) Not picked up $17.452 million
Jeff Okudah (Falcons) Not eligible post-Lions trade $11.514 million
Andrew Thomas (Giants) $14.175 million
Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) Picked up $23.171 million
Justin Herbert (Chargers) Picked up $29.504 million
Derrick Brown (Panthers) Picked up $11.665 million
Isaiah Simmons (Cardinals) $12.722 million
C.J. Henderson (Panthers) Not picked up $11.514 million
Jedrick Wills (Browns) Picked up $14.175 million
Mekhi Becton (Jets) $13.565 million
Tristan Wirfs (Buccaneers) Picked up $18.244  million
Javon Kinlaw (49ers) Not picked up $10.455 million
Jerry Jeudy (Broncos) Picked up $12.987 million
A.J. Terrell (Falcons) Picked up $12.344 million
CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys) Picked up $17.991 million
Austin Jackson (Dolphins) $14.175 million
K’Lavon Chaisson (Jaguars) $12.141 million
Jalen Reagor (Vikings) $12.987 million
Justin Jefferson (Vikings) Picked up $19.743 million
Kenneth Murray (Chargers) Not picked up $11.727 million
Cesar Ruiz (Saints) Not picked up $14.175 million
Brandon Aiyuk (49ers) Picked up $14.124 million
Jordan Love (Packers) $20.272 million
Jordyn Brooks (Seahawks) $12.722 million
Patrick Queen (Ravens) Not picked up $12.722 million
Noah Igbinoghene (Dolphins) $13.202 million
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Chiefs $5.461 million


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