According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, the contract former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Ziggy Hood signed on Thursday with the Jacksonville Jaguars was a four-year deal worth $16 million and included roughly $5.5 million guaranteed.
Specifically, Hood will get a $2 million base salary in 2014 to go along with $2 million roster bonus.
$4 million a season is certainly more than the Steelers were willing to pay Hood, who they drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. We will likely never know if the Steelers even tried to retain him at this point.
Hood said during his introductory press conference that he’ll play defensive tackle in the Jaguars defense and feels like he can showcase his skills at that position.
Hood was a penetrating defensive tackle in college and never really made the transition to the defensive end in the Steelers 3-4 defense.