2020 Fifth-Year Option Decision Tracker

Teams across the NFL have until May 3 to officially pick up their 2020 options on players who are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. These fifth-year options can only be exercised on first-round picks, and the salaries are determined by where players were drafted and what position they play.

If a player has his option exercised, his rookie contract will be extended by one year and he’ll be eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2021, after the conclusion of the 2020 season. If a player’s option is declined, he’ll be eligible to hit the open market a year earlier. Of course, if a 2016 first-rounder is no longer on his rookie contract, there will be no option to exercise or decline. We explained the intricacies of the fifth-year option in a PFR Glossary post, so you can read up on the specific details there.

Soon, we’ll learn the official salary figures for all 2020 fifth-year options. What we do know is that the option salaries for top 10 picks is equal to the transition tender at the player’s position during his fourth season. So, because the transition tag for quarterbacks this year was $22.783MM, we already know that Jared Goff and Carson Wentz‘s fifth-year option will be worth that amount.

With next month’s deadline looming, we’ll use the space below to track all the option decisions from around the league based on various reports and official announcements. Here are this season’s fifth-year option decisions so far:

  1. Jared Goff, QB, $22.783MM (Rams): Exercised
  2. Carson Wentz, QB, $22.783MM (Eagles): Exercised
  3. Joey Bosa, DE, $14.360MM (Chargers): Exercised
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, $9.099MM (Cowboys): Exercised
  5. Jalen Ramsey, CB, $13.703MM (Jaguars): Exercised
  6. Ronnie Stanley, T, $12.866MM (Ravens): Exercised
  7. DeForest Buckner, DT, $12.378MM (49ers): Exercised
  8. Jack Conklin, T, $12.866MM (Titans): Declined
  9. Leonard Floyd, LB, $13.222MM (Bears): Exercised
  10. Eli Apple, CB, $13.703MM (Saints): Declined
  11. Vernon Hargreaves, CB, $9.954MM (Buccaneers): Exercised
  12. Sheldon Rankins, DT, $7.690MM (Saints): Exercised
  13. Laremy Tunsil, T, $10.350MM (Dolphins): Exercised
  14. Karl Joseph, S, $6.466MM (Raiders): Declined
  15. Corey Coleman, WR, $10.162MM (Giants): Not applicable due to release
  16. Taylor Decker, T, $10.350MM (Lions): Exercised
  17. Keanu Neal, S, $6.466MM (Falcons): Exercised
  18. Ryan Kelly, C, $10.350MM (Colts): Exercised
  19. Shaq Lawson, DE, $9.451MM (Bills): Declined
  20. Darron Lee, LB, $9.501MM (Jets): Declined
  21. Will Fuller, WR, $10.162MM (Texans): Exercised
  22. Josh Doctson, WR, $10.162MM (Redskins): Declined
  23. Laquon Treadwell, WR, $10.162MM (Vikings): Declined
  24. William Jackson, CB, $9.954MM (Bengals): Exercised
  25. Artie Burns, CB, $9.954MM (Steelers): Declined
  26. Paxton Lynch, QB, $15.693MM (Seahawks): Not applicable due to release
  27. Kenny Clark, DT, $7.690MM (Packers): Exercised
  28. Joshua Garnett, G, $10.350MM (49ers): Declined
  29. Patriots forfeited pick as result of Deflategate scandal
  30. Robert Nkemdiche, DT, $7.690MM (Cardinals): Declined
  31. Vernon Butler, DT, $7.690MM (Panthers): Declined
  32. Germain Ifedi, T, $10.350MM (Seahawks): Declined
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