Dimitroff’s final first-round draft pick in Atlanta was Terrell, and the decision keeps paying dividends. Terrell has established himself as one of the premier corners in the NFL and was selected to the All-Pro second team after the 2017 campaign.
According to OverTheCap, Terrell will have a cap hit of just $3.9 million in 2022, which places him 40th among cornerbacks. This means that the Falcons are paying far less than the market value for one of the best players in their position.
The fact that Terrell is only beginning the third year of his rookie deal is probably even better news for Fontenot and team. His salary under the limit for the upcoming season will be $4.5 million, which is a modest increase from the current number of $3.5 million, but it is still a huge amount less than a player of his level deserves.
For the time being, he is under contract with the Falcons on a deal that is extremely favorable to the team and thus gives them further cap flexibility. On the other hand, if Terrell is able to maintain this level of performance, he will earn the payment that he so richly deserves much sooner rather than later.
How Much Does A.J. Terrell Make?
The average salary for A. J. Terrell is $3,576,437 per year. Terrell’s base salary in 2022 will be $1,910,523. His cap hit will be $3,901,568 and his dead cap value will be $8,453,397.