On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions announced their decision to exercise the fifth-year option for tight end T.J. Hockenson. This move locks him in with a fully-guaranteed $9.39 million salary for the 2023 season.
The Lions confirmed their decision after multiple reports on Tuesday evening.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 26, 2022
The Lions selected Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 draft. Injury issues limited the former Iowa standout in his rookie campaign, but he was able to bounce back with a Pro-Bowl season in 2020.
After beginning his third NFL campaign with 583 yards and four touchdowns through 12 games, Hockenson’s 2021 season was cut short by a thumb injury in Week 13. The 24-year-old tight end was forced to undergo season-ending surgery due to the injury he suffered during his team’s first win of the year.
Hockenson will earn a base salary of $965,000 and a roster bonus of $2.43 million in 2022.
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