Jaylen Waddle's net worth: NFL player signed Miami Dolphins' contract with $27M
Jaylen Waddle came back to the game on Saturday, August 21. Fans could finally exhale and this was great news for him and the Miami Dolphins after an injury scare left him off the pitch about 10 mins in Week 2 of the preseason.
Waddle, a rookie for the Miami Dolphins, was caught up in a run play and seemed to injure his knee against the Atlanta Falcons. He limped down the sideline for a few steps, clearly in a lot of agony. He was evaluated in the blue medical tent on Saturday.
Beyond the pitch, NBA stars are often known to live lavish lives. In the past, MEAWW has covered the fortunes and assets of athletes like New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill, and Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the past. We've also spoken about non-quarterbacks like DeAndre Hopkins and others. Here's what we know about Waddle's net worth.
Jaylen Waddle coming back in the game. Great news for him and Dolphins after an injury scare about 10 mins.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 21, 2021
Jaylen Waddle is down and in a lot of pain. Praying it’s nothing serious 🙏 pic.twitter.com/91LUFTxwfp— Dolphin Nation (@Dolphin_Nation) August 21, 2021
What is Jaylen Waddle's net worth?
According to Celebs Age Wiki, Waddle has a net worth of $1 million to $5 million. The Miami Dolphins signed Jaylen Waddle to a four-year, $27,085,993 contract that included a $17,058,904 signing bonus, $27,085,993 guaranteed, and a $6,771,498 average yearly salary. Waddle will make $660,000 in basic salary and $17,058,904 in signing bonus in 2021, with a cap hit of $4,924,726 and a dead cap value of $27,085,992, Spotrac reported.
His base salary in 2021 is $660,000 and his yearly cash is set to amount to a whopping $17,718,904. After four years, his yearly worth is expected to have grown to $27 million. Wealthy Spy pins his current net worth at a total of $4.9 million. He is not known for working with ads and the like, so his money comes from his profession.
As a punt returner, Waddle was named first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, and Pro Football Focus in 2019. The Athletic named him a 2018 Freshman All-American at wide receiver.
Saturday wasn't the only time the wide receiver gave fans a scare. Waddle suffered a right ankle injury on the opening kickoff against Tennessee on October 24 last. Before being tackled by Tennessee defensive back Kenneth George Jr, Waddle returned the kickoff 15 yards to the Alabama 15-yard line.
Waddle did not play in Alabama's next seven games, but he returned to practice prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2021. For the national championship, Alabama football coach Nick Saban said Waddle would be a game-time decision.