Jags extend LB Jack on 4-year deal

The Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack has signed a four-year, $57 million extension, placing him under contract through the 2023 season.

Jack finalized the deal Monday, two days after agreeing to it. The contract includes $33 million guaranteed.

Said top executive Tom Coughlin: “This was something that we wanted to get done because Myles has proven himself to be a key component of our defense. His versatility and durability are both traits that we value on the football field.”

Jack has played in all 48 games in three NFL seasons, totaling 221 tackles, five sacks and an interception. He was one of three guys to play 100 percent of his team’s defensive snaps in 2018, joining Denver’s Justin Simmons and Philadelphia’s Malcolm Jenkins.

A second-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2016, Jack was entering the final year of his rookie deal. His base salary in 2019 is $1,313,787, but his new deal makes him the NFL’s third-highest paid inside linebacker — behind Seattle’s Bobby Wagner and the New York Jets’ C.J. Mosley.

The extension is expected to give Jacksonville team flexibility with its franchise tag in 2020, eliminating the possibility of having to choose between tagging Jack and Yannick Ngakoue.

Colts lock up Brissett, add backup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts sorted out their quarterback situation.

Jacoby Brissett will be the starter for the foreseeable future and Brian Hoyer will become Brissett’s backup.

A little more than a week after Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement upended Indy’s long-term plans, a person with knowledge of the deal told the AP that Brissett had signed a contract extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

Details were not immediately available, though NFL Network first reported it was a two-year deal worth $30 million with $20 million guaranteed.

Brissett’s deal came just hours after the Colts announced Hoyer, a longtime backup in the league, would join the team as the new No. 2 on the depth chart. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and $12 million.

“The train keeps moving and either you find a way to fix the problem and roll with it or it’ll swallow you up,” general manager Chris Ballard said Sunday, before the deals for Brissett and Hoyer were completed.


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