Tim Jernigan
Tim Jernigan
26-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jernigan had surgery for a herniated disc in his back and is likely to miss at least six weeks on the PUP list as he recovers. When the former Seminole is able to return, he will need to produce in order to stick in Philadelphia after this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Eagles in November of 2017. Eagles declined $13 million team option for 2019 in March of 2019.
Headed for free agency
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
March 4, 2019
The Eagles will not pick up up Jernigan's option for 2019, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
With Philadelphia unwilling to pay Jernigan's $11 million base salary for 2019, the 26-year-old is set to become a free agent March 13. Limited by a herniated disk in his back in 2018, he appeared in only five games (including two playoff contests) with the Eagles. Across three regular-season games, Jernigan logged just two tackles. Despite coming off a down year, he'll hit free agency as one of the more well-known defensive tackles on the market and should have no difficulty landing a starting role elsewhere in the league.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tim Jernigan's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
295 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.06 sec
Shuttle Time
4.83 sec
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
Broad Jump
102 in
Bench Press
27 reps
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tim Jernigan
IDP Analysis: Players Likely to Miss Time
235 days ago
Just in time to kick off the regular season, Jim Coventry looks at the list of defenders who will definitely miss games, as well as players who could possibly miss time.
Exploiting the Matchups: A New Brett in Titletown
October 19, 2017
Brett Hundley starts his tenure as the Packers' starting quarterback with a favorable matchup against the Saints at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Check out the rest of Luke Hoover's upgrades and downgrades for Week 7.
DraftKings NFL: Week 5 Value Plays
October 6, 2017
Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb shouldn't have much trouble finding gaps in the middle of the Cowboys' defense.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 5 Team Defense
October 3, 2017
The Eagles are this week's premium streaming selection thanks to a matchup with a one-dimensional Arizona offense.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 3 Team Defense
September 19, 2017
Eli Manning figures to be completely overmatched in a Week 3 trip to Philadelphia.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Jernigan landed in Philadelphia as part of an offseason trade with the Ravens and now looks to be a starter thanks to Beau Allen’s injury. After a lackluster first three years in the league, Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 defense will offer Jernigan the opportunity for a bit of a breakout. This could be especially true for Jernigan in the sack department, as linemen in Schwartz’s defenses often get more opportunities to attack the quarterback.
Jernigan failed to build upon a promising rookie campaign in 2015, logging three games without a tackle while never really seeming to be operating at full-tilt. Nonetheless, he enters the 2016 season as a returning starter at defensive end, and could very well top the four-sack mark he's reached in each of his first two seasons in the league. Still, he leaves a lot to be desired in the tackle department and isn't worthy of fantasy consideration in IDP formats.
Viewed as a potential first-round pick, Jernigan fell to Baltimore in the second round, and he could compete for a starting job from the get-go. As a rookie interior lineman on a team that largely uses a 3-4 alignment, Jernigan is unlikely to make much of an IDP impact, despite his excellent potential.
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May not stay in Philly
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
February 26, 2019
The Eagles aren't likely to retain Jernigan at his $11 million salary for 2019, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports.
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Limited to three games in 2018
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
January 21, 2019
Jernigan tallied two tackles over three games in 2018.
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Active for Sunday's game
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
December 23, 2018
Jernigan (back) will play in Sunday's game versus the Texans, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Questionable for Week 16
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
December 21, 2018
Jernigan (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Won't dress Sunday
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
December 14, 2018
Jernigan (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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