Carl Lawson Contract: Salary, Cap Hit & Potential Extension

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New York Jets defensive end Carl Lawson against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Seattle.
(AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Mar 23, 2023, 1:53 PM

Drafted No. 116 overall in 2017 by the Cincinnati Bengals, defensive end Carl Lawson has established himself as a key proponent on the New York Jets defense.

Carl Lawson Salary

Lawson signed with the New York Jets in 2021 free agency. Lawson signed a three-year, $45,000,000 contract with the Jets, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000.

Carl Lawson Cap Hit

The 27-year-old carries a $15,733,334 cap hit in 2023.

Carl Lawson Potential Extension

There’s still some growth that can occur for Lawson as he looks to stamp his mark as one of the top defensive ends in the NFL. He can cash in on another nice payday if he can continue to find success in 2023. Lawson is just outside the top 10 highest-paid defensive ends, but his next contract could see him make his way inside.

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