The Detroit Lions declared Tuesday night time they have exercised the fifth-yr possibility on limited end T.J. Hockenson.
The staff did not disclose how considerably the possibility is worthy of.
The very first-round decide in the 2019 (eighth overall) has been effective when balanced in his 3 seasons. His rookie year was minimize brief owing to an ankle injury, limiting him to 12 online games, 32 catches for 367 yards and two touchdowns.
In 2020, he played all 16 game titles and caught 67 passed for 723 yards and six touchdowns. He was named a Pro Bowler that season.
Final year, Hockenson, 24, played in 12 online games in advance of suffering a time-ending thumb damage. He continue to had 61 catches for 583 yards and 4 scores.
He acquired off to a speedy get started with eight catches and a touchdown in every of the Lions’ 1st two online games, then struggled for a stretch amid continual double-groups.
In excess of the past 3 seasons, he ranks 12th among the restricted finishes in getting yards and is 11th in touchdowns.
That output resembles Dallas Goedert, 27, who signed a four-year, $57 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in November.