Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Center Alex Mack will stay with the Cleveland Browns after the team matched the five-year offer sheet that he signed earlier with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Browns had five days to match but immediately did so to keep Mack. Terms of the offer sheet were not disclosed, but sources said the five-year deal is for $42 million with $26 million guaranteed.
With the contract, Mack would make $10 million this season, then $8 million in each of the next four seasons.
The first three seasons, worth $26 million, are guaranteed, meaning Mack has received the highest guarantee of any free agent this offseason.
Recently, Mack received the Browns’ transition tag this offseason, giving the team a chance to match any offer the Pro Bowl center received in free agency.
Under the deal, Mack can void the final three years with the promise he will not receive the team’s franchise or transition tag. So if Mack is unhappy after two years and wants out, he can void the deal.
The deal also includes a no-trade provision.