Montez Sweat Contract: Salary, Cap Hit, Potential Extension

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Washington Commanders defensive end Montez Sweat (90) runs during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, January 8, 2023 in Landover.
(AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)
BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Mar 15, 2023, 2:39 PM

A first-round draft choice in 2019 out of Mississippi State, Washington Commanders defensive end Montez Sweat has shown flashes off the edge and is a vital piece of a forceful front seven, logging 29 sacks over four seasons.

Montez Sweat Salary

Sweat completed his four-year rookie contract after the 2022 campaign, with the Commanders picking up his fifth-year option heading into 2023. He’ll earn a fully guaranteed $11.5 million.

Montez Sweat Cap Hit

Sweat’s cap hit will mirror his fifth-year option at $11.5 million.

Montez Sweat Potential Extension

According to Ben Standig of the Athletic, Sweat expects to play out the 2023 season without a contract extension. He’ll hit the open market or be able to get franchise tagged in the spring of 2024.

After a rocky 2021 season filled with injuries and the death of his brother, Sweat played a full 2022 and recorded eight sacks. If he improves his numbers, potentially reaching double-digit sacks, he’ll be a hot commodity in free agency and come with a hefty price tag.

Sportrac measures his current extension to be worth $16.6 million annually over four years. Given the luxury of premier pass rushers, that number could approach $20 million annually on the open market.

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