By Lewis Gould
The WFT has exercised the fifth-year option on DL Daron Payne’s contract.
Payne, 23, a first round pick in 2018, will have a guaranteed salary of $8.529 million for the 2022 season. He’s started 41 of the team’s 48 regular season games since he was taken No. 13 overall out of Alabama.
Pro Football Focus graded Payne as 2020’s 32nd best defensive lineman. PFF graded the WFT pass rush as the league’s fifth best in 2020.