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NFL World Stunned by Absurd Contract Clause Earning Jaguars WR Christian Kirk $1 Million in a Single Game

Published 01/09/2023, 3:24 PM EST

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On Saturday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans to clinch the AFC South title. Moreover, it was a great night for a few Jaguars players, particularly for 26-year-old wide receiver Christian Kirk. According to NFL Insider Field Yates, the WR made around $1 million in incentives for completing 80 catches and 1,100 receiving yards against the Titans.

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Notably, many Jaguars players included performance clauses in their contracts, which got them a hefty amount of money. Safe to say, Kirk earned that money fairly based on his performance throughout the season. The NFL world also praised the wide receiver for making that money through hard work, as nobody handed him that money.

NFL fans react to Christian Kirk earning $1 million in incentives


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After grabbing his second catch against the Titans, Kirk completed 80 catches in total in the current season, which got him around $500k incentive money. Then, he also passed 1,100 receiving yards in the same game, which fetched him another $500k. Thus, he made a total of $1 million, which was there in his contract.

After this information surfaced on Twitter, many fans lauded the young WR. According to fantasy football writer JB Barry, Kirk will get another $500k if he grabs 6 more catches in the current season.


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Notably, many fans felt Kirk was one of the worst signings of the season and now he proved many of them wrong by earning money for his performances.

One fan could not believe that the contract worked out for Kirk.

Another fan feels the Jaguars WR will get a good sleep irrespective of the outcome of the game.

One Twitter user used one of the iconic lines from the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’.

Another fan lauded Kirk for earning the money fair and square.

One more Twitter user praised the young WR for catching touchdowns as well as the money.

Meanwhile, one user gave credit to the NFL for extending the regular season by one game.

Notably, Kirk recorded one touchdown against the Titans on Saturday as well. In total, he had 8 touchdowns in 17 games along with 1,108 receiving yards.

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Another Jaguars player earned incentives against the Titans


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Along with Kirk, his teammate, Zay Jones also received $250K in incentives after completing his 80th catch of the season in the same game. In total, he earned around $750k through receiving incentives, as per NFL insider Field Yates. Both Kirk and Jones have been pretty great for the Jaguars this season, which helped the Jaguars qualify for the playoffs.


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The Jaguars will play against the Chargers this Saturday. Earlier, during the Week 3 match-up, the Jaguars destroyed the Chargers. So, it will be interesting to see if we see a different sort of result this time around.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam