The Atlanta Falcons have secured one of the league’s best young interior defensive linemen for the foreseeable future, as Grady Jarrett has agreed to terms on a long-term deal.
Jarrett, who signed his franchise tag earlier this year, is reportedly inking a four-year, $68 million contract just ahead of the deadline to get a deal done, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Originally a fifth-round pick out of Clemson in 2015, Jarrett has transformed himself into a dynamo inside as a member of the Falcons.
Following his rookie season, Jarrett earned a full-time starting role in 2016. Since then, he’s tallied 13 sacks, along with 155 tackles starting 44 games. The 26-year-old star appears to be getting better with age as well, so if he stays healthy this likely won’t be the last big-money deal he signs in the NFL.