Jalen Thompson is an American football safety who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Thompson was born on July 18, 1998.
Thompson was raised in Compton, California, but he was born in Paramount, California. He attended Washington State University during his collegiate football career.
In the past, he was a student at La Serna High School, where he was recognized for honourable mention All-San Gabriel Valley League status while enrolled there.
Thompson had a senior year in which he averaged 20.2 yards per reception while also intercepting five passes.
According to reports, Thompson violated NCAA rules by purchasing a non-steroidal over-the-counter substance that is prohibited by the NCAA going into his senior season,
which caused him to lose his last season of eligibility and prevented him from playing in his senior year. Thompson finished his career with 191 tackles, six interceptions, and 17 passes defended.
After being ruled ineligible for his senior year at Washington State, Thompson placed his name for the 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft.
The Arizona Cardinals were the only team to choose a player, and they chose him in the fifth round of the draft.
On September 8, 2019, Thompson played his first game in the National Football League (NFL) against the Detroit Lions.
After playing in all 15 games during his debut season, he finished with 57 tackles, three passes defensed, and an interception.
How Much Does Jalen Thompson Make?
While carrying a cap hit of $3,084,730 and a dead cap value of $20,255,730 in the year 2022, Thompson will earn a base salary of $965,000 and a signing bonus of $10,170,000.