The New York Jets first-round draft pick Sauce Gardner has signed his contract, making him the team’s fastest first-round pick signing in the previous 40 years.
According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Gardner’s four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract is worth $38.7 million and includes a $25.3 million signing bonus.
He beats Leonard Williams, a first-round pick from 2015, for the title. “Sauce” participated thoroughly in rookie minicamp this week and ought to start as the starting cornerback in the Big Apple.
Gardner was chosen for the first team of the All-AAC three times and was named the conference’s defensive player of the year and a first-team All-American in 2021. He completed his three seasons with the Bearcats without surrendering a single receiving touchdown.
When it comes to defensive backs, Gardner is the first one from Cincinnati to be taken in the first round. He is also the first player from Cincinnati to be chosen in the first round since the Detroit Lions selected DT Bob Bell in 1971.
Gardner surpassed quarterback Greg Cook, who was chosen fifth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969, to become the most highly selected player in Cincinnati school history.
Sauce Gardner Contract
New York Jets cornerback Ahmad Gardner signed a four-year, $33,450,801 contract, with a $21,507,856 signing bonus and $33,450,801 guaranteed.
Sauce Gardner Salary
Ahmad Gardner makes an average of $8,362,700 per year. Gardner’s base salary in 2022 will be $705,000, and he will get a signing bonus of $21,507,856. His cap hit will be $6,081,964.
Sauce Gardner Net Worth
With Sauce Gardner’s new contract with the Jets, his net worth is projected to be around $20 million in 2022