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Updated May 5, 2021 at 9:32 AM CT

List of players getting declined 5th year options from the 2018 draft

        If your team recently declined the 5th-year option for its 2018 1st-round pick - it doesn’t necessarily mean he was a bust. But it kinda does. A first-round pick should play in the league for many years - at least five or more. Things that can derail that plan are injuries, as well as lack of motivation, mentality, and skills. The former being the case for the Cowboys 2018 1st-round pick Leighton Vander Esch. He missed 13 games in his 3rd and 4th years. The writing is on the wall: He is injury prone.

Fifth-year contract options for players selected in the first round of the 2018 draft needed to be exercised by May 3.

In a significant change from past years, the Collective Bargaining Agreement put in place last year calls for the options to be fully guaranteed when exercised. They had been guaranteed against injury only before the change was made in the new CBA.

The salaries for the options are also handled differently, as players who have made the Pro Bowl twice will stand to make the same as the franchise tag at their position. Making one Pro Bowl leads to a salary equal to the transition tag and reaching certain playing time criteria — 75 percent of snaps or greater in two of their first three seasons, an average of 75 percent or greater over all three seasons, or 50 percent or greater in each of his first three seasons — sets players up to make the average of the 3rd-20th highest salaries at their position. Any other player would get the average of the 3rd-25th player, per ProFootballTalk.


Here’s a list of 2018 first-round picks and the decisions

1. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, Browns — The Browns exercised his $18.858 million option on April 23.

2. Running back Saquon Barkley, Giants — The Giants exercised his $7.217 million on April 28.

3. Quarterback Sam Darnold, Panthers (Drafted and traded by Jets) — The Panthers exercised his $18.858 million on April 30.

4. Cornerback Denzel Ward, Browns — The Browns exercised his $13.294 million option on April 23.

5. Linebacker Bradley Chubb, Broncos — The Broncos reportedly exercised the $12.716 million option on April 30.

6. Guard Quenton Nelson, Colts — The Colts announced April 28 they have exercised his $13.754 million option.

7. Quarterback Josh Allen, Bills — The Bills exercised his $23.106 million on May 3.

8. Linebacker Roquan Smith, Bears — The Bears exercised his $9.735 million option on April 27.

9. Tackle Mike McGlinchey, 49ers — The 49ers announced they are exercising his $10.88 million option on April 26.

10. Quarterback Josh Rosen, Cardinals — No option after being traded to and released by the Dolphins.

11. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers (Drafted and traded by Dolphins) — Pittsburgh exercised his $10.612 million on April 27.

12. Defensive tackle Vita Vea, Buccaneers — The Buccaneers exercised his $7.638 million option on April 26.

13. Defensive tackle Daron Payne, Washington — Washington exercised his $8.529 million option on April 26.

14. Defensive end Marcus Davenport, Saints — The Saints exercised his $9.553 million option on April 29.

15. Tackle Kolton Miller, Raiders — No option as he signed a three-year extension with the team on March 30.

16. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, Bills — The Bills exercised his $12.716 million on May 3.

17. Safety Derwin James, Chargers — The Chargers exercised his $9.052 million on April 29.

18. Cornerback Jaire Alexander, Packers — 

19. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, Cowboys — The Cowboys declined to exercise his $9.145 million option.

20. Center Frank Ragnow, Lions — The Lions exercised his $12.657 million option on April 28.

21. Center Billy Price, Bengals — The Bengals will not exercise his $10.413 million option.

22. Linebacker Rashaan Evans, Titans — The Titans did not exercise his $9.735 million option.

23. Tackle Isaiah Wynn, Patriots — The Patriots exercised his $10.413 million.

24. Wide receiver D.J. Moore, Panthers — The Panthers will exercise his $11.116 million option.

25. Tight end Hayden Hurst, Falcons (Drafted and traded by Ravens) — The Falcons did not exercise his $5.428 million option.

26. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley, Falcons — The Falcons exercised his $11.116 million on May 3.

27. Running back Rashaad Penny, Seahawks — The Seahawks are not expected to exercise his $4.523 million option.

28. Safety Terrell Edmunds, Steelers — The Steelers are not exercising his $6.753 million option.

29. Defensive tackle Taven Bryan, Jaguars — The Jaguars are not exercising his $7.638 million option.

30. Cornerback Mike Hughes, Vikings — The Vikings are not exercising his $12.643 million option.

31. Running back Sony Michel, Patriots — The Patriots are not exercising his $4.523 million option.

32. Quarterback Lamar Jackson, Ravens — The Ravens exercised his $23.106 million on April 30.

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Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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