Jaguars lineman gets $600,000 bonus for sack on final play

Bloomberg News

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks sealed a 21-13 victory over his former team last night with a sack on the final play of the game.

It earned him $600,000.

Marks entered last night’s game between the Jaguars (3-12) and Tennessee Titans (2-13) with 7 1/2 sacks, a half sack away from triggering a $600,000 bonus clause in his contract. On the last snap of the game, he used a delayed rush to bring down Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst.

After the play, Marks pointed to the EverBank Field press box, toward where Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell sits during games, and flashed the money symbol with his hands. He was mobbed by teammates at midfield.

“I’ll probably send it back home to my mom, just have fun with it,” Marks, who is in the first year of a four-year, $22 million contract, said in an interview with the NFL Network after the game.

Selected by the Titans in the second round of the 2009 National Football League Draft, Marks spent his first four seasons with Tennessee before signing with the Jaguars in 2013. His 8 1/2 sacks are more than he had in his first five NFL seasons combined.

Marks’s contract includes $8 million guaranteed, according to USA Today.

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