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  • The NFL’s official fifth-year option amounts for 2022 were released this week, listed by position and grouped by different criteria. Albert Breer of The MMQB shared a memo from the league containing the figures. Here’s how it’ll all break down.

    Players with two or more Pro Bowls

    Quarterback: $29.7 million
    Running Back: $9.6 million
    Wide Receiver: $18.4 million
    Tight End: $10.9 million
    Offensive Lineman: $16.7 million
    Defensive End: $17.9 million
    Defensive Tackle: $17.4 million
    Linebacker: $18.7 million
    Cornerback: $17.3 million
    Safety: $12.9 million
    Special Teams: $5.2 million

  • Players with one Pro Bowl

    Quarterback: $27.2 million
    Running Back: $8.0 million
    Wide Receiver: $16.8 million
    Tight End: $9.4 million
    Offensive Lineman: $15.3 million
    Defensive End: $16.0 million
    Defensive Tackle: $14.7 million
    Linebacker: $15.8 million
    Cornerback: $15.2 million
    Safety: $10.8 million
    Special Teams: $4.7 million

  • Players who meet playtime criteria

    Quarterback: $22.4 million
    Running Back: $5.7 million
    Wide Receiver: $13.4 million
    Tight End: $6.9 million
    Offensive Lineman: $13.2 million
    Defensive End: $12.4 million
    Defensive Tackle: $10.8 million
    Linebacker: $11.7 million
    Cornerback: $12.0 million
    Safety: $7.9 million
    Special Teams: $3.9 million

  • Players who do not meet playtime criteria

    Quarterback: $19.6 million
    Running Back: $5.2 million
    Wide Receiver: $12.4 million
    Tight End: $6.2 million
    Offensive Lineman: $12.6 million
    Defensive End: $11.5 million
    Defensive Tackle: $9.6 million
    Linebacker: $10.9 million
    Cornerback: $11.2 million
    Safety: $7.3 million
    Special Teams: $3.6 million

  • Teams will have until May 2 to pick up the fifth-year option for eligible players. Click here to learn more about the key dates on the 2022 NFL calendar.