Lamar Jackson was estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be worth $4 million. Does this number add up? Jackson is playing in his second NFL season. He has yet to sign any major endorsement deals. But according to Spotrac, nearly $5 million of his rookie contract was converted into a signing bonus he received in his rookie year. So these numbers appear to be fairly accurate.
Although his stellar college career was capped with winning the Heisman Award, Jackson was the fifth quarterback drafted in the 2018 NFL draft behind Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen. And he nearly fell out of the first round entirely before the Baltimore Ravens, who had already used their existing first round pick to draft tight end Hayden Hurst, traded up to the 32nd pick to select Jackson.
In just his second season and first full season overall, Jackson rushed for 1,206 yards. Not only was that sixth in the league ahead of running backs with significantly more rush attempts, but it surpassed Michael Vick's 2006 season to become the single-season high for rushing yards by a quarterback. Combine this with over 3,000 passing yards and a league-leading 36 touchdown passes (with just six interceptions), and Jackson became a major frontrunner for league MVP.
Jackson is still in his rookie contract, a four-year deal which, thanks to his first-round draft selection, has an option for a fifth year.
The deal, paying $9.47 million over four years, is halfway through and Jackson has made over half of it, thanks to the $4.97 million signing bonus.