JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars are keeping one of their stars on the defensive line in town, agreeing to a contract extension with defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton.
Hamilton’s deal is a three-year extension worth $34.5 million, according to the NFL Network. Of that number, $23 million is fully guaranteed. Hamilton was a third-round draft pick in 2020 out of Ohio State. He’s coming off a career year in Jacksonville, recording 56 tackles, 2.5 sacks while forcing and recovering a fumble.
“DaVon is an integral part of our team,” said general manager Trent Baalke. “Retaining our homegrown players is a key component to our organizational philosophy. He is coming off his best season since being drafted in 2020 and we are confident that his best football lies ahead. He is a great representative of the Jaguars both on and off the field and we are excited for his future in Jacksonville.”
Hamilton’s extension makes it less likely the Jaguars focus on a defensive tackle in the first round of the NFL draft. The team extended Roy Robertson-Harris this offseason and also has Folorunso Fatukasi plugged in as starters in the base 3-4 defensive package.