Former Duck Arik Armstead set to sign 3-year contract with Jacksonville Jaguars

Sep 6, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) celebrates a sack.
Sep 6, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) celebrates a sack. / Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Following several Super Bowl appearances with the San Francisco 49ers, defensive lineman Arik Armstead and the team failed to reach an agreed-upon contract.

The Niners released Armstead on March 13. He played in 12 games for San Francisco in 2023 and amassed 27 tackles and five sacks.

While Armstead is working to complete his return from a meniscus tear in his right knee, he was able to find a new job across the country.

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Armstead agreed on a 3-year, $51 million contract for the former Duck lineman.

Now 30 years old, Armstead played in all of the Niners’ postseason games last year and collected 11 tackles, seven quarterback pressures, and a sack.

Throughout his now-nine-year career, Armstead has earned 302 total tackles, 33.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

Armstead played for the Ducks from 2012-14 and “proved to be at his best on the biggest of stages, posting a career-high nine tackles in the College Football Playoff National Championship against Ohio State.”

Over his three years with Oregon, Armstead had 87 tackles, four sacks, two pass deflections, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.

Armstead was a team captain for the Niners in 2023 and is joining three other previous captains in joining the Jags squad. Gabe Davis; former Bill, Mac Jones; former Packer, and Mitch Morse; former Bill, were team captains last year and signed with the Jaguars this offseason.

Last year, Armstead was No. 12 in the league in pressures (58) and No. 9 in the league in win rate (15.2).

The former Oregon star will now be making $17 million per year.

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