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Official: Jaguars Exercise Fifth-Year Option on Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne

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January 1st, 2023
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JACKSONVILLE – Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne Jr. are now signed through 2025.

The Jaguars on Monday announced they had exercised fifth-year options on Lawrence and Etienne, options available because Lawrence and Etienne were Round 1 selections – No. 1 and 25, respectively – in the 2021 NFL Draft.

All NFL rookies drafted in the first round sign four-year contracts with the team having an option for a fifth year.

  • Lawrence, the Jaguars' starting quarterback in 50 of 51 regular-season games over three seasons, has thrown 58 touchdowns with 39 interceptions in three seasons. He appeared in the Pro Bowl following the 2022 season.
  • Etienne, the Jaguars' starting running back the last 29 regular-season games, has rushed for 2,133 yards and 16 touchdowns on 487 carries in two seasons after missing his rookie season with a preseason foot injury.

According to, the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement between NFL Owners and the NFL Players Association mandates that the fifth-year option fully guarantees the player's salary – and the player's fourth-year salary. The fifth-year salary is calculated based on the average of the top 3-to-25 highest-paid players at their respective positions over the past five seasons, playing time or Pro Bowls made.

Lawrence's fifth-year option reportedly is $25.7 million, with Etienne's reportedly $6.7 million.

Teams still can extend the contracts for players under the fifth-year option.

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