The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a deal with Dante Fowler Jr., according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. Fowler’s contract will be worth $23.49 million over four-years, with a $15.344 million signing bonus. The contract will include a cap hit of $4.27 million and will include a fifth-year option.
Jaguars have reached agreement on a deal with Dante Fowler. As expected, the team negotiated in good faith and gave him the max deal.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 12, 2015
Fowler was the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, and saw his career get off to a very unfortunate start last week when he tore his ACL, sidelining him for the season.
The former Florida Gator star finished the 2014 season with a total of 60 tackles, with 15 of those being for a loss and 8.5 sacks. It was by far Fowler’s most dominant season as a Gator.
Fowler is just the first draftee to agree to a deal with Jacksonville.