Source – Jaguars, Trevor Lawrence agree to 5-year, $275 million deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jaguars and quarterback Trevor Lawrence have agreed to a five-year, $275 million contract extension, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.

The contract includes $200 million guaranteed, including $142 million at signing, the source told Schefter. Lawrence received a $37.5 million signing bonus, a source told ESPN.

The $55 million average salary in Lawrence’s deal ties him with Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals for the highest mark in that category in the NFL.

Lawrence becomes the sixth quarterback to have an annual salary above $50 million. Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions ($53 million), Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers ($52.5 million), Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens ($52 million) and Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles ($51 million dollars) are the other quarterbacks whose average annual salary exceeds $50 million.

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, who just won his third Super Bowl, is the second highest-paid quarterback at $46.339 million per year.

Lawrence’s new contract makes him the ninth quarterback with $100 million or more fully guaranteed, joining Deshaun Watson ($230 million), Burrow ($146.5 million), Jackson ($135 million) , Herbert ($133.7 million), Goff ($113.6 million). ), Hurts ($110 million), Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals ($103.3 million) and Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills ($100 million).

Lawrence is already fourth all-time in Jaguars history in passing yards (11,770) and passing touchdowns (58) and is 21-31 as a starter (including playoffs). playoffs). He led the Jaguars to the AFC South title in 2022 and rallied the team from a 27-0 deficit to a 31-30 victory over the Chargers in a wild-card playoff game before losing against the Chiefs in the divisional playoffs.

Lawrence led the Jaguars to an 8-3 start in 2023, but he suffered a concussion and ankle and shoulder injuries over the final six weeks of the season, and the team went 1-5 down the stretch and missed the playoffs.

The Jaguars selected Lawrence first overall in 2021. He struggled as a rookie under coach Urban Meyer – who was fired after just 13 games – and finished with 17 interceptions, a top in the league. Lawrence has improved under coach Doug Pederson, throwing for 4,113 yards and 25 touchdowns with just eight interceptions in 2022. The Jaguars started the season 3-7 but went 6-1 over the last two months and won the AFC South.

Lawrence has 60 turnovers in his first three seasons, including an NFL-high 21 in 2023 (14 interceptions, seven lost fumbles). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only 11 quarterbacks who debuted since 1978 turned the ball over more in their first three seasons. This list includes three Hall of Famers: Warren Moon (73, tied with Steve DeBerg for the most), Peyton Manning (64) and John Elway (61).

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