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NFL 5th year option tracker for 2019 draft class

NFL teams have until May 2nd to exercise fifth-year options for players drafted in 2019.

Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants looks on before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on December 19, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The window to begin exercising fifth-year options for players from the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft class began closes on May 2nd.

This season, as in most seasons, there is some intrigue as to who will and who won’t have their fifth-year option picked up. Maybe the most debated will be Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who has not played well, but has also been saddled with poor coaching, a bad offensive line and a parade of injuries to his offensive skill players.

Kyler Murray in many ways the opposite of Jones, as he’s earned his fifth-year option, but believes he’s earned much more than that and is likely to hold out if he doesn’t get a contract extension.

The rules have changed a bit since the last collective bargaining agreement, as of player’s fourth- and fifth-year base salary becomes fully guaranteed once their fifth-year option is picked up. In the past, teams could still release players before locking in those base salaries. Playing time and Pro Bowl nods can also help a player see more money tacked onto their base salary if their option is picked up.

Players eligible for fifth-year option in 2022

Quarterback

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals ($29.7 million) — Picked up by Cardinals on April 27

Daniel Jones, New York Giants ($22.4 million) — The Giants have declined Jones’ 5th year option

Running Back

Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders ($8 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Wide Receiver

Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens ($13.4 million) — Picked up by Cardinals, April 28

N’Keal Harry, New England Patriots ($12.4 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Tight End

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions ($9.4 million) — Picked up by Lions, April 26

Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks ($6.9 million) — Picked up by Seahawks, April 12

Offensive Linemen

Tytus Howard, Houston Texans ($13.2 million) — Picked up by Texans, May 2

Kaleb McGary, Atlanta Falcons ($13.2 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons ($13.2 million) — Picked up by Falcons, May 2

Garrett Bradbury, Minnesota Vikings ($13.2 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Andre Dillard, Philadelphia Eagles ($12.6 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals ($12.6 million) — Picked up by Bengals, April 29

Defensive End

Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers ($17.9 million) — Picked up by 49ers, April 25

Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers ($16 million) — Picked up by Panthers, April 26

Quinnen Williams, New York Jets ($11.5 million) — Picked up by Jets, April 26

Clelin Ferrell, Las Vegas Raiders ($11.5 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars ($11.5 million) — Picked up by Jaguars, April 28

Montez Sweat, Washington Commanders ($11.5 million) — Picked up by Cardinals on April 27

Jerry Tillery, Los Angeles Chargers ($11.5 million) — Team declined 5th year option

L.J. Collier, Seattle Seahawks ($11.5 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Defensive Tackle

Ed Oliver, Buffalo Bills ($10.8 million) — Picked up by Bills, April 26

Christian Wilkins, Miami Dolphins ($10.8 million) — Picked up by Dolphins, April 28

Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants ($10.8 million) — Picked up by Dolphins, April 28

Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans ($10.8 million) — Picked up by Cardinals on April 27

Linebacker

Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($11.7 million) — Picked up by Buccaneers, April 27

Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers ($10.9 million) — Team declined 5th year option

Rashan Gary, Green Bay Packers ($10.9 million) — Picked up by Packers, April 29

Safety

Darnell Savage, Green Bay Packers ($7.9 million) — Picked up by Packers, April 29

Johnathan Abram, Las Vegas Raiders ($7.9 million) — Team declined 5th year option