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The New York Jets have recently finalized an exciting deal with Carl Lawson, the former Cincinnati Bengals player. With this agreement, Lawson’s new deal will now have a base value of $9 million, with a whopping $8 million guaranteed. This comes as a major relief for Lawson, who was due to receive a non-guaranteed $15 million base salary before the deal was made. On top of the base value, he can also earn up to $3 million in incentives.
Jets DE Carl Lawson has agreed to a reworked deal, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 18, 2023
Lawson was due a non-guaranteed $15M, but is now due a base value of $9M, $8M of that is guaranteed. He has $3M more available in incentives.
The move creates $12.7M in 2023 cap space for the Jets.
But the benefits of this deal are not just limited to Carl Lawson himself, as it saves the Jets about $12.7 million in cap space. According to Over the Cap, the Jets had about $6.4 million in cap discs before this move. This allows some much-needed financial flexibility for the Jets, as they have contract talks upcoming with the restructuring of Aaron Rodgers and the extension for Quinnen Williams.
This is an exciting development for Jets fans, as Lawson now gets some guaranteed money and gives the Jets much-needed room to work with. He is also returning to the Jets after recording an impressive 7.5 sacks last season, second only to Quinnen Williams’ 12. With this exciting deal, the Jets are certainly gearing up for an exciting season ahead.
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