The deadline for teams to exercise 2024 fifth-year options for 2020 first-round picks was May 2.

If a player’s option was picked up, they are under contract through the 2024 season.

If a player’s option was declined, they will be eligible for free agency following the 2023 season.

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2020 Draft Class Fifth-Year Option Tracker

PickTeamPlayerPosition5th-Yr ValueExercised
1BengalsJoe BurrowQB$29.5 millionYes
2CommandersChase YoungDE$17.5 millionNo
4GiantsAndrew ThomasT$14.2 millionYes
5DolphinsTua TagovailoaQB$23.2 millionYes
6ChargersJustin HerbertQB$29.5 millionYes
7PanthersDerrick BrownDT$11.7 millionYes
8CardinalsIsaiah SimmonsLB$12.7 millionNo
9PanthersC.J. HendersonCB$11.5 millionNo
10BrownsJedrick WillsT$14.2 millionYes
11JetsMekhi BectonT$13.6 millionNo
13BuccaneersTristan WirfsT$18.2 millionYes
1449ersJavon KinlawDT$10.4 millionNo
15BroncosJerry JeudyWR$13 millionYes
16FalconsA.J. TerrellCB$12.3 millionYes
17CowboysCeeDee LambWR$18 millionYes
18DolphinsAustin JacksonT$14.2 millionNo
20JaguarsK'Lavon ChaissonDE$12.1 millionNo
21VikingsJalen ReagorWR$13 millionsNo
22VikingsJustin JeffersonWR$19.7 millionYes
23ChargersKenneth MurrayLB$11.8 millionNo
24SaintsCesar RuizC$14.1 millionNo
2549ersBrandon AiyukWR$14.1 millionYes
27SeahawksJordyn BrooksLB$12.7 millionNo
28RavensPatrick QueenLB$12.7 millionNo
30DolphinsNoah IgbinogheneCB$11.5 millionNo
32ChiefsClyde Edwards-HelaireRB$5.5 millionNo

*Note: No. 26 pick Jordan Love and the Packers agreed to a one-year extension through 2024 worth $13.5 million guaranteed. His fifth-year option would have been worth $20.3 million.

*Note: No. 3 pick Jeff Okudah is not eligible for option. No. 31 pick Jeff Gladney tragically passed away in a car accident. No. 12 pick Henry Ruggs, No. 19 pick Damon Arnette, and No. 29 pick Isaiah Wilson are no longer in NFL.

Fifth-year option values from Over The Cap.

How Many Players Were Given the Fifth-Year Option?

The fifth-year option was exercised for 12 players from the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Which Players Had Their Fifth-Year Option Picked Up?

  • Joe Burrow – 2024 Salary: $29.5 million
  • Andrew Thomas – 2024 Salary: $14.2 million
  • Tua Tagovailoa – 2024 Salary: $23.2 million
  • Justin Herbert – 2024 Salary: $29.5 million
  • Derrick Brown – 2024 Salary: $11.7 million
  • Jedrick Wills – 2024 Salary: $14.2 million
  • Tristan Wirfs – 2024 Salary: $18.2 million
  • Jerry Jeudy – 2024 Salary: $13 million
  • A.J. Terrell – 2024 Salary: $12.3 million
  • CeeDee Lamb – 2024 Salary: $18 million
  • Justin Jefferson – 2024 Salary: $19.7 million
  • Brandon Aiyuk – 2024 Salary: $14.1 million

Which Players Had Their Fifth-Year Option Declined?

  • Chase Young
  • Isaiah Simmons
  • C.J. Henderson
  • Mekhi Becton
  • Javon Kinlaw
  • Austin Jackson
  • K’Lavon Chaisson
  • Jalen Reagor
  • Kenneth Murray
  • Cesar Ruiz
  • Patrick Queen
  • Jordyn Brooks
  • Noah Igbinoghene
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Which team has had the most success with fifth-year options?

The Houston Texans have used the fifth-year option or signed an extension with all eight of their eligible players since the inception of the fifth-year option.

TeamEligible PlayersHits*Hit Rate
Texans88100%
Panthers111091%
Rams8788%
Chargers121083%
Falcons11982%
Bengals12975%
Chiefs7571%
Dolphins141071%
BIlls10770%
Cowboys10770%
Saints12867%
Lions11764%
Packers11764%
Buccaneers11764%
Colts8563%
Jets13862%
Broncos10660%
Eagles10660%
Commanders10660%
Ravens12758%
Giants13754%
VIkings15853%
Steelers10550%
Browns16850%
49ers14750%
Cardinals11545%
Patriots9444%
Titans12542%
Jaguars13538%
Bears9333%
Raiders12325%
Seahawks600%

*Note: It is considered a hit if the team exercises the fifth-year option or signs the player to an extension. 


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