Jaguars DT Sen'Derrick Marks earns $600,000 bonus with sack
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks earned an extra $600,000 by sacking Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on the final play of the Jaguars' 21-13 victory over Tennessee on Thursday night.
Marks’ contract called for the bonus if he made at least eight sacks this season. His tackle on Whitehurst, good for a nine-yard loss, gave him 8.5 for the season.
After making the tackle, Marks, who is making $3 million in base salary this season, gave the money sign and was mobbed by his teammates. Marks planned on celebrating after the game.
"Whoever wants to come out, we're just going to go out and enjoy the night," Marks said, according to the Associated Press.
"It was pretty awesome," he added. "Just the excitement of all the guys. Everybody's excited about somebody else accomplishing something. It just shows the character of our team and the guys that we have.”
The victory gave the Jaguars only their third win of the season while sending the Titans to their ninth straight defeat.
Marks, 27, spent his first four seasons with the Titans, who drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft. He has 15.5 sacks in his career.
- Scooby Axson