Hawkins participated in the 2020 NFL combine and was drafted by the Falcons in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft as the 134th overall pick.
Hawkins played in 14 games for the team last year, and he started four of them. He also made 24 total tackles, in addition to two interceptions, and three pass breakups.
The year 2022 holds a lot in store for Hawkins, including new possibilities.
Although Jaylinn Hawkins only played in 49% of the Atlanta Falcons’ defensive snaps in the year 2021, he made a sufficient number of plays on the ball to warrant consideration for a larger role in the future season.
At 6-1 and 208 pounds, Hawkins is capable of playing the deep safety position or lining up in the box to support the run, which is encouraging for his chances of earning a permanent starting position.
It is currently up to Hawkins to demonstrate why he should be the starting quarterback, so that his status as a hidden weapon may be officially abandoned.
How Much Does Jaylinn Hawkins Make?
Jaylinn Hawkins earns a yearly salary of $990,479. Hawkins will make a base salary of $895,000 in 2022, with a cap hit of $1,061,729 and a dead cap value of $333,458.