Eagles rework Timmy Jernigan’s Contract

3 May 2018 Eagles News

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Timmy Jernigan’s contract has been reworked and the final three years of his deal are now option years.

“Under terms of the new contract, the final three years of Jernigan’s deal are now option years, with Jernigan scheduled to make $11 million in 2019, $12 million in 2020 and $12 million in 2021, as was the case under the previous terms. However, none of that money is now guaranteed,” Yates wrote.

Apparently, Jernigan got hurt during an off-season workout and the Eagles could have released and declined to pay him if they chose to.  However, the Eagles and Jernigan decided to rework his contract, which now pays him $3 million guaranteed for 2018, with the Eagles no longer responsible for paying him the $11 million that was due in 2019.

Jernigan’s next three option years with the Eagles:
2019: $11 million
2020: $12 million
2021: $12 million

Looking forward to 2019, it’s possible that Jernigan may not be on the roster if he doesn’t quite return to his old form from 2017.