The legacy that the 2013 Florida State football team has left behind in Tallahassee is undeniable. Equally undeniable is the impact that many of those players have gone on to make in the NFL. Former FSU defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is just the latest in a line of Seminoles to sign lucrative deals after his four-year, 48 million dollar extension with the Philadelphia Eagles was announced Thursday.
This prompts the question of how much money the combined members of the 2013 team have made in the league. After all, this list includes a former No. 1 overall draft pick in Jameis Winston and some players who have quickly risen into the ranks of the young superstars in the league. The most veteran members of the 2013 squad are in their fourth seasons in the league. Some players, like Jalen Ramsey, are in just their second year.
Still, the 23 members of the Seminoles’ historic 2013 team who were picked up by an NFL team, 11 on each side of the ball and Roberto Aguayo, have already combined to earn over 119 million dollars.
With some players, Jernigan, linebacker Telvin Smith and running back Devonta Freeman onto their second contracts, those same players are still set to be owed over 102 million dollars that remains on their contracts. In all, that means that those 2013 Seminoles have signed contracts for a combined amount of upwards of 222 million dollars.
This chart, courtesy of cblunt58 with information found on spotrac.com, breaks it down.
But this hardly tells the whole story of how much money these players are set to make. After all, only a few of them are past their rookie deals, which severely limit the amount they are able to make.
Winston’s contract will likely soon be the largest in the group. After his original three-year deal expires at the end of this season, it’s not unreasonable to assume, judging from other recent quarterback contracts, that he could be landing a multi-year deal in the neighborhood of 25 million per year.
Ramsey plays at another highly coveted position, cornerback, and has quickly become one of the league’s best. For reference, in 2016, top free agent cornerback Josh Norman signed a five-year, $75 million deal. It’s possible Ramsey signs a similar deal when his rookie deal ends.
Other notable ’Noles who could be adding to this tally with significant new contracts in the near future include wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and defensive backs Ronald Darby and Terrance Brooks.
With all this money coming in, it’s quite possible that this ridiculous amount of combined money, already upwards of $250 million, could nearly double over the next few years.