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Carl Lawson Bio

Carl Lawson HeadshotNew York Jets Logo
📲 PlayerCarl Lawson
✅ TeamNew York Jets
➡️ PositionDE
🔢 Number58
🚨 Height6-foot-2
⚖️ Weight265 pounds
🎂 DOBJune 29, 1995
🇺🇸 HometownAlpharetta, GA
🎓 High SchoolMilton (GA)
🏫 CollegeAuburn
📛 NFL Entrance2017 NFL draft
CIN: No. 116 (Round 4)
❗️ Jets AcquisitionSigned by NYJ (2021)
🐦 Twitter@carllawson55
🏙 Instagramcarllawson55

Carl Lawson is this current New York Jets regime’s first free-agent prize.

Signed as a free agent in the 2021 NFL offseason, the Auburn product came to Florham Park, NJ with high expectations. Though his sack total never surpassed 8.5 in any of his four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, Lawson’s advanced metrics featured a glowing story.

Consistency in pushing the offensive line back and creating pressures helped Carl Lawson sign a lucrative three-year deal with up to $47.4 million (with $30 million guaranteed).

As luck would have it, Lawson missed the entire 2021 season with a torn achilles. Jets fans sang the blues while realizing another year would pass before their team could potentially enjoy a legit edge rusher.

Lawson returned in 2022 to the tune of seven sacks and 24 quarterback hits, and he enters 2023 with plenty of talent around him along that talented defensive line.

Carl Lawson inactive for Week 1 vs. Buffalo

The only substantial New York Jets injury heading into Week 1 was Carl Lawson—who was a surprise inactive for the game.

Carl Lawson Stats


Regular Season692710728116 (68)0113 (1)00

Carl Lawson’s stats have always flown a bit under the radar for many onlookers.

Due to the fact that Lawson doesn’t pile up the sacks, he oftentimes receives the short end of the “stud pass-rusher” stick. Yet, a closer eye reveals metrics that tell a much more productive story.


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YearTmGGSSkQBHitsTFLTklSoloAstIntInt YdsInt TDLngPDFFFmbFRFmb YdsFmb TDSfty
2017Cincinnati Bengals Logo1618.521816106000000
2018Cincinnati Bengals Logo70181642000000
2019Cincinnati Bengals Logo122522623176000000
2020Cincinnati Bengals Logo16115.5324361818020000
2022New York Jets Logo17177249331815010120

Carl Lawson Salary


Carl Lawson HeadshotTeamContract TypeYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuarantees
Carl LawsonCincinnati Bengals LogoDrafted20174$3,052,620$763,155$652,620
Carl LawsonNew York Jets LogoUFA20213$45,000,000$15,000,000$30,000,000
Carl LawsonNew York Jets LogoRenegotiated20231$9,000,000$9,000,000$8,000,000

Sometimes, no matter the obsession of a youth movement, free agents are necessary. And that’s where the Carl Lawson salary topic becomes important.

Joe Douglas and the Jets decided to sign their big free-agent prize to a three-year deal worth $30 million in guarantees back in 2021.


YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
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Carl Lawson Awards

Carl Lawson HeadshotTeamSeasonOrgLeague/Conf
PFWA NFL All-Rookie TeamCincinnati Bengals Logo2017PFWA LogoNFL Logo

The Carl Lawson awards department does not even feature a single Pro Bowl nod—which is pretty incredible considering the name value. However, the Jets’ edge man did make the PFWA All-Rookie team upon entering the NFL in 2017.

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