This is where Rashean Mathis wanted be – always has been, always will be. So, while Mathis was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday, and although he is still very much in the rehabilitation process from a season-ending anterior cruciate knee ligament tear sustained last November, he said he never had much doubt.
Lost in a day that was busy thanks to Peyton Manning were new mock drafts from Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr . Here’s the second of four team by team reviews.
Rashean Mathis signed a one-year deal worth up to $5 million today to return to the Jaguars. There's always a risk in signing a player coming off an ACL tear, but in Mathis's case the Jaguars structured the contract to minimize that risk. Mathis's base salary will be $950,000 and he received a $1 million signing bonus. The other $3.05 million is dependent on playing time, figured by the percentage of snaps in which he plays.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan will sit down with the Florida Times-Union's editorial board Friday afternoon. We will launch a live blog at 12:45 p.m. to share the details as he discusses the off-season moves since he took over in January and the future of the franchise. The live blog will be available below.